Ministry Practice, M.A.

Become a reflective ministry practitioner prepared to serve the church and the world. To fulfill your purpose, you need a solid foundation in theology and a deep understanding of spiritual formation. Designed to be a flexible program, Northeastern Seminary's Master’s degree in Ministry Practice makes your calling the core of your education.

What will I learn?

At Northeastern Seminary, you will grow as a practitioner equipped for a variety of ministry vocations through innovative online and classroom experiences in the Ministry Practice degree. Develop an understanding of God's calling on your life in courses that are Biblically-based, expertly taught, and holistically supported.

  • Attention to God’s active presence in one’s own life, the lives of others, and the world
  • Prepare to interpret Scripture and the Christian tradition in ways that faithfully respond to questions arising in one’s vocational context
  • Reflect on issues of justice, equity, and seeking the common good in the context of your calling.
  • Demonstrate essential skills for service that meet the demands of your vocational goals.
  • Complete an integrative program capstone that prepares students for ministry placement.

Built on the Seminary’s advanced certificate in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry, the Master of Arts in Ministry Practice allows denominations and other ministry partners of Northeastern to create customizable degree plans that meet the educational requirements of their denomination.

Explore the Curriculum

Upcoming Class Starts

  • Monday, January 18, 2021 | Spring Session 
  • Monday, May 24, 2021 | Summer Session
  • Monday, August 30, 2021 | Fall Session
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Seminary class size

Class Size

Under 25 Students

Meet a Faculty Member

Prof. Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown
Assistant Professor of Church and Mission

Professor Brown joined the Seminary in 2017 as the Executive Director of Administration and an assistant professor teaching in the area of Christian education and ministry. Before coming to Northeastern, Kristen was a pastor in Kansas City and helped to launch online programs at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

Tools for Success

You will find support to achieve your vocational and academic goals throughout your Seminary journey.

Seminary Learning Center

Learning Center

writing assistance, disability services, individualized academic support

Seminary I.T. Helpdesk

I.T. Helpdesk

available 24 hrs/day

Seminary Advising

Academic Advising

course schedule planning for graduation, vocational placement and mentoring

Seminary Library

Golisano Library

research and classroom resources


Have questions?

Contact Seminary Admissions

Speak With Our Team

Contact 585.594.6802 or to connect with an admissions representative.