Master of Divinity, M.Div.

 The Master of Divinity program is designed to help you grow as a faithful interpreter and communicator of God’s Word, a pastoral leader who empowers God’s people toward active participation in God’s mission, and a gracious participant in a worldwide, multiethnic, multigenerational Christian community.



become a missional pastor and faithful teacher with a customized area of focused competency

“Northeastern Seminary provides a resource for pastors who are trying to minister and fill the social and economic voids of their community. This program challenges the church to be the body of Christ. To serve those who are struggling financially, the families that are split, the homeless youth, the drug addicted, and to respond to issues that go beyond knowing how to preach a sermon.” ~Kayleigh Schumske, M.Div. ’16

What will I learn?

At Northeastern Seminary, you will grow as a missional pastor and dynamic church leader through innovative online and classroom experiences in the Master of Divinity program. Develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and an aptitude for shaping healthy worship communities in courses that are Biblically-based, expertly taught, and holistically supported.

  • Gain contextual experience in multiple ministry settings that fit your vocational goals.
  • Complete an integrative program capstone that prepares students for ministry placement.
  • Customize your degree with an elective competency built around your vocational goals:
    • Christian Spiritual Formation
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Theology and Social Justice
    • Advanced Biblical Studies
    • Denominational Studies including United Methodist, Free Methodist, Wesleyan

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.

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Alumni Success

Alma McKee

Alma McKee '13
Chaplain Resident, Strong Memorial Hospital

Kayleigh Schumske

Kayleigh Schumske '16
Family Life Pastor, Pearce Memorial Church

Angel Lebron

Angel Lebron '17
Senior Pastor, Overflow Christian Ministries

Tunya Griffin

Tunya Griffin '12
Pastor, Community Organizer, and Women's Empowerment Activist

Doug Milne

Doug Milne '10
Lead Pastor, Grace Church of the Nazarene

Marlena Graves

Marlena Graves
Writer, Activist, Adjunct Professor, Winebrenner Seminary

Wanda Wilson

Wanda Wilson
Executive Director, Open Arms Christian Fellowship Ministries

Jeff Cappello

Jeff Cappello
Co-Pastor, Nash Road Free Methodist Church

Margaret Cappello

Margaret Cappello
Co-Pastor, Nash Road Free Methodist Church

Upcoming Class Starts

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2019 | Summer Session
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 | Fall Session
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 | Spring Session

Apply now to receive priority consideration for admission and financial aid.

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Who will I meet?

Dr. Esau McCaulley

Esau McCaulley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

Dr. Esau McCaulley has served across many professional and cultural contexts throughout his ministerial career and theological study. His recent areas of research have focused on Paul’s letters in Galatians and Romans, and Second Temple Judaism and Greco-Roman background to the New Testament.

Between understanding and action, you join in God's mission of restoration.