Theology and Social Justice, M.A.


The Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice program is designed to help you grow as a peacemaker who models Christ as an agent of social justice in the church and the world, and as a gracious participant in a worldwide, multiethnic, multigenerational Christian community.



graduates have gone on to serve in global justice ministries, social service agencies, local church missions, and to enact social policy changes

What will I learn?

At Northeastern Seminary, you will grow as a community advocate through innovative online and classroom experiences in the Theology and Social Justice program. Develop an understanding of God's call to social justice and peacemaking in courses that are Biblically-based, expertly taught, and holistically supported.

  • Gain contextual experience in a ministry that fits your vocational goals.
  • Complete an integrative program capstone that prepares students for ministry placement.

The Great Conversation

At the center of your Northeastern experience is a great, ongoing conversation. Listen to the voices from throughout time and around the world as you consider what it looks like to live as a Gracious Christian, fulfilling your purpose in God’s ongoing work of restoring wholeness to the world.

Explore the Curriculum

Upcoming Class Starts

  • Monday, January 18, 2021 | Spring Session 
  • Monday, May 24, 2021 | Summer Session
  • Monday, August 30, 2021 | Fall Session
Ready to Learn More?

Seminary class size

Class Size

Under 25 Students

Meet a Faculty Member

Elizabeth L. Gerhardt, Th.D.

Elizabeth L. Gerhardt, Th.D.
Professor of Theology and Social Ethics

Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt brings to Northeastern Seminary an extensive background in the areas of theology, church history, and social ethics. She is a sought-after speaker and active participant in interviews and lectures across the United States. Dr. Gerhardt’s research interests focus on the application of the theology of the cross to contemporary global justice issues and church response. 

Alumni Success

Mike Traylor

Mike Traylor '12
Pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center

Marie Moy

Marie Moy '15
Volunteer Coordinator, Jericho Road Community Health Center


Julio Nieves '18
Program Director, First Star Academy

Amy Smith

Amy Smith '15
Founder & Program Manager, Freelancing Hope

Wanda Hill

Wanda Hill '17

“Northeastern Seminary allowed me to not only learn about words, ideas, or history. It taught me who I am, what are the unique gifts that I have, and what are the struggles and strengths that I am bringing into my ministry. Without this experience, I wouldn’t know how to transform those things to be more effective in ministry.” ~Amy Smith, Theology and Social Justice, M.A. ’15

What Theology and Social Justice Graduates Say






Between grace and truth, you find healing.

Class Space is Limited

So don't delay in completing your free online application to Northeastern Seminary.

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.