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Master of Arts

Spiritual Formation

Called to support others in their personal faith journeys.

Interested in receiving an overview of the program with specific courses, costs, and academic plans?

44 credits, online & Part time options

Seminary course on spiritual formation

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spiritual Formation provides the theological foundation and practical ministry tools to enrich your ability as a wise spiritual guide. If you feel called to support others in their personal faith journeys, this master’s program centered around Christian spirituality can further your calling. This 2-year, 44-credit program is for those who want to understand and interpret scripture with a worldwide perspective. We strive to offer our degree programs in flexible formats to suit our students’ busy lives. Whether in Rochester or online, this 44-credit spiritual formation degree can be completed in as few as two years. There is also the option to attend Northeastern Seminary full-time or part-time to balance career and family responsibilities.

Need flexibility as a working adult? Our program is designed to fit around your ministry and work with online and evening classes. This degree can be completed fully online or a combination of online and in-person at our campus in Rochester, NY.

Check out some of the courses offered below.

Who is this degree for?

Nurture Christian Spiritual Formation

Master of Arts Program Tuition

Cost to study Spiritual Formation

Woman at graduation

Total Program
Sticker Price: $24,420

Less than 15% of students
pay this amount

98% of students who applied
for a scholarship received one

What Are Students and Alum Saying About Their Studies?

God has called me to teach ministry for women to grow in their personal and spiritual well-being and to sponsor restoration and reflection retreats for women to experience God's infinite love to help them facilitate emotional healing from spiritual brokenness.

A Northeastern Seminary Student

I'm learning to see myself as the image of God, rather than a fallen and defective version of the image of God. My identity, who God made me to be, gets clearer through my connectedness to God through Jesus Christ.”

Northeastern Seminary Student

At Northeastern Seminary, I received the spiritual formation tools that speak to the inner brokenness that is within us—to say to others, yes you matter, yes you are a child of God, and that He [Chirst] heals us from within.

Yvonne Harvey, Owner of Yvonne’s Hair Care & Nail Salon

Spiritual Formation

To affirm that the indispensable foundation for Christian ministry is a vital relationship with God through Christ, and so seek to provide a nurturing community in which genuine Christian faith can deepen and thrive

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Prayer is a form of communication between God and man and man and God....I am always impressed by the fact that it is recorded that the only thing that the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to do was to pray.

Howard Thurman