Northeastern Seminary

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Seminary Fast Facts

Prepared fall 2014

Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents
The Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
The Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools

Start Dates

New M.A. & M.Div. cohorts August and January (Rochester)
August (Syracuse)
January (NY Capital Region
New Doctor of Ministry cohorts September
Part-time studies Multiple start dates during semesters

Number of cohorts to date:

Masters 34
D.Min. 14


Number of NES graduates (as of May 2014): 390


Full-time faculty 6
Part-time faculty 3
Adjunct (ministry specialist) 20
Faculty members with earned Ph.D. 11
Faculty members with earned D.Min. 10

Convenient course scheduling

NES master's program courses are offered in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse, and the NY Capital Region, on a one-night-a-week schedule with students attending classes from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. The specific night (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday) differs with each class and year of study. Field Education and Spiritual Formation groups for each location meet at regular intervals throughout the semester within the regular class frame. In addition to class time, students average 16 hours of pre- and post-class research, reading, and writing assignments per course credit. Thus, students average 20 hours each week of course-related work. Part-time (non-matriculated) students and area pastors with accredited bachelor's degrees are welcome to take any of the elective and biblical worldview and exegesis courses. The Doctor of Ministry program entails a combination of independent, online, and two on-campus intensive residencies.

Spiritual Formation

Personal Spiritual Formation is an essential at NES. All matriculated students participate in a Faith Sharing Group during the Core (first year to two years, depending on degree program), periodic chapel services, and attend a spiritual retreat at the beginning of their seminary studies. M.Div. students have required courses in Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Formation in their second and third years of study. D.Min. students are involved in group spiritual direction practice.

Scholarship Program

A comprehensive scholarship program includes early application, need based, merit based and special focus scholarships. In order for master's students to qualify for the early application scholarship, students must be accepted by June 15 (fall) and November 15 (spring). Only students enrolled full-time qualify for scholarships.

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