Northeastern Seminary

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Seminary in Buffalo, NY

Northeastern Seminary offers graduate-level courses toward Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees at Sheridan Meadows, 6500 Sheridan Drive in Buffalo, N.Y.

Ministry leaders, both lay and ordained, can more easily balance and integrate their current professional and ministry contexts with their preparations for service at seminary.

Take Classes for the Following Degrees

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts
Theological Studies
    Theology and Social Justice
    Transformational Leadership
  • Tuesday and Thursday evening seminary classes in a convenient, one-night-a-week model
  • Classes broadcast live from Rochester via video conferencing
  • On-site spiritual formation offerings including chapels and faith sharing groups
  • Up to 68 credits of M.Div. degree and a significant portion of M.A. degree can be completed in Buffalo via distance learning (interactive video/online); remaining courses conveniently scheduled on Northeastern's main campus in Rochester

Video Conferencing Model
As part of a comprehensive distance education buffalo-seminary-campus-classroomprogram, and in service to the greater western New York State region, accredited master's level courses are offered via video conferencing. This capability links the community of learners in Buffalo and Northeastern's main campus in Rochester, N.Y. through live video feed, providing a real-time, interactive classroom.

The PolyCom interactive video distance learning technology allows for multidirectional streaming so professors can teach from either the Rochester of Buffalo location. They can engage students through lecture and multimedia resources at borth sites and students can interact with each other as well. This classroom format is integrated with on-site small group interactions and periodic chapel services to enhance community and provide instruction in spiritual formation-a distinctive of the NES education. A scheduled rotation of seminary staffing at the Buffalo site, steady communication among members of the seminary community, and cohort rapport provide the high-touch quality that is significant to theological education.

Take a virtual tour of the Buffalo campus.

I am touched, reformed, challenged, changed, and yoked forever to the Word of the Lord thanks to my Northeastern Seminary journey. I am delighted that my Alma Mater now has a strong presence in the Buffalo area!

-Pastor Lynn Scarpine, M.Div., Lutheran Church in Mission for Christ

It's easy to recommend Northeastern Seminary to anyone from the Buffalo area with a call to ministry or seeking a closer walk with God. When I received my call, I felt I needed to attend seminary to organize my system of beliefs and at Northeastern I found their descriptive rather than prescriptive approach to instruction refreshing. I learned the importance of time in the classroom and time in sharing and hearing about the faith through deep spiritual formation done in community with my fellow students. 

-Pastor John Heinike, M.Div., Nash Road Free Methodist Church

I loved my experience with NES - the faculty, the cohort model and the whole seminary experience was terrific.  As a pastor in the Buffalo/Southern Tier area, I am very excited about the Buffalo extension site opening up.

-Pastor Vern Saile, M.Div., Gowanda Free Methodist Church

Information Meetings

Contact the Office of Admissionsbuffalo-ny-city-skyline

By phone:
Masters/Doctor of Ministry/Certificate Program:
Caleb Matthews, director of admissions
1.800.777.4792 x6832

Diana Brunson, admissions assistant
1.800.777.4792 x6802

By fax:

Mailing Address:
Northeastern Seminary
2265 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY 14624


Buffalo Location
6500 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221


From the North (Lockport, Olcott)

      1.   From Rte 78 (which is also S. Transit Rd that turns into Transit Rd), 
turn right to take ramp toward Sheridan Dr East (Rte 324).
      2.   Turn right onto Sheridan Dr, and arrive at 6500 Sheridan Dr.

From the South (Concord, Springbrook)

      1.   Get on thruway and take I-90 E toward Lockport/Depew (toll).
      2.   Take exit #49 Lockport/Depew (toll applies).
            Go approximately 1/2 a mile and turn left onto Rte 78 (Transit Rd).
      3.   Go about 2 miles and turn right onto a local road.
      4.   Drive 0.4 miles and then turn left on Sheridan Dr (Rte 324).
      5.   Arrive at 6500 Sheridan Dr.

From the East (Rochester, Syracuse)

      1.   Get on thruway and take I-90 West.
      2.   At exit 49, take ramp right for Rte 78 toward Lockport/Depew.
      3.   Go approximately 1/2 a mile and turn left onto Rte 78 (Transit Rd).
      4.   Go about 2 miles and turn right onto a local road.
      5.   Drive 0.4 miles and then turn left onto Sheridan Dr (Rte 324).
      6.   Arrive at 6500 Sheridan Dr.



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