Northeastern Seminary

Prospective Students | Theological Education Programs

Master of Divinity Program


The M.Div. is a 92-credit program  designed primarily for those preparing for ordained ministry. It is also preferred for students seeking to prepare for chaplaincy, missions, and parachurch ministries. Students meet on a one-night-per-week schedule as part of a cohort of up to 27 students for the first two years. Eighteen to 24 months are needed to complete other required courses and field education experience. Specific denominationally-based ordination requirements may be accommodated in the elective credits.  For more information, contact

Full-time students can complete this degree in 4 years. NES also offers an accelerated program for students interested in completing their degree in 3 years.


M.Div. in Biblical Interpretation for Preaching and Teaching
M.Div. in Spiritual Formation
M.Div. in Theology and Social Justice
M.Div. in Transformational Leadership


To be admitted as a student in the Master of Divinity program at Northeastern Seminary, the applicant must:

  1. Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Complete the application process.
  3. Demonstrate readiness for graduate-level academic work and be approved by the Seminary Admissions Committee.

Elective Courses. NES students may take elective courses to enhance their M.Div. or M.A. in Theological Studies degree programs from Roberts Wesleyan College masters programs in Counseling, Psychology, Education, Management, and Music  on a space-available basis, if prerequisites are met. Contact an admissions counselor for more information on these elective options.

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