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Seminary in Syracuse, NY
Northeastern Seminary now offers graduate-level courses toward
Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees at the Onondaga
Community College campus in Syracuse, N.Y.
Ministry leaders, both lay and ordained, can more easily balance
and integrate their current professional and ministry contexts with
their preparation for service at seminary.
Take Classes for the Following Degrees
- Tuesday and Thursday evening seminary classes in a convenient,
- Classes broadcast live from Rochester via video
- On-site spiritual formation offerings including chapels and
faith sharing groups
- Up to 68 credits of M.Div. degree and a significant portion of
the M.A. degree can be completed in Syracuse 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 program, and in service to the greater central
New York State region, accredited master's level courses are
offered via video conferencing. This capability links the community
of learners in Syracuse and Northeastern's main campus in
Rochester, N.Y. through live video feed, providing a real-time,
The PolyCom interactive video distance learningtechnology
allows for multidirectional streaming so professors can teach from
either the Rochester or Syracuse location. They can engage students
through lecture and multimedia resources at both 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 Syracuse site, steady
communication among members of the seminary community, and cohort
rapport provides the high-touch quality that is significant to
As a Syracuse pastor and student at Northeastern Seminary, I am
excited there will be a local, accredited, seminary option to
benefit the church in central New York.
-Pastor Ben Gray, MATL, Syracuse
I loved Northeastern! The whole experience was so much more
than I could have imagined. What a blessing that classes will now
be offered here in Syracuse.
-Michele Miner, MA
Northeastern provided a schedule and curriculum that
accommodated my busy schedule, enabling me to complete a master's
degree. I believe that many clergy men and women can benefit from
their program and I am delighted about their presence in
-Pastor Phil M. Turner, Bethany
Students now have the opportunity to gain a thorough
Christian education through NES classes in the Syracuse area. This
program isn't about mere head knowledge, but through the holistic
approach to theological education, NES reorients its students to
the ever-present need of attending to both the head and the
-Scott Emery, MA, Church of the
Common Table, NES admissions recruiter
Scott Emery, admissions recruiter
Syracuse Location (Mawhinney
Hall, Room 103)
4585 West Seneca Turnpike,
Syracuse, NY 13215
From the New York State Thruway, East or West (Albany,
- Get on thruway and take I-90E (toll).
- Take exit 39 to Rt 690 East.
- Bear left on Rt. 695 to Fairmount/Rt 5.
- Turn right on Rt 5 (West Genesee St) and follow to third
- Turn left to Rt. 173 (Onondaga Rd) and proceed 4 miles. Turn
right at College entrance
From the South (Binghamton)
- Take I-81N to exit 16 (Nedrow).
- Turn left off exit on to Salina Street (Rt 11) to Rt 173 (W
- Turn left on to Rt 173 and continue 1.8 miles to intersection
of Rt 175. Bear left onto Rt. 175.
- Continue on Rt 175 0.8 miles to second traffic light. Turn
right at College entrance.