Northeastern Seminary

Academics | Theological Education Programs in New York

Theological Studies Program

The M.A. is a 52-credit program offering a basic theological education, with a solid foundation in biblical studies, church history, theology, and personal and spiritual formation. It is intended primarily for lay persons. Traditionally, it is the degree preferred by those going on to Ph.D. studies or a teaching profession. A capstone research project is required of all those enrolling in this degree program. A thesis option is available with faculty approval.

Elective Courses. NES students may take elective courses to enhance their M.A. in Theological Studies from Roberts Wesleyan College masters programs in Counseling, Psychology, Education, Management, and Music on a space available basis, if prerequisites are met.

Program Check Sheet

Program Specifics

Students meet on a one-night-per-week schedule as part of a cohort of up to 27 students  for the first two years. One additional year is needed to complete other required courses and field education requirements. NES also offers an accelerated program for students interested in completing their degree in two years. Contact for details.


To be admitted as a regular student in any of the Master of Arts programs 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.


Military Friendly School - 2015
Join us on Facebook Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter
Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College | 2265 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624-1997 | 800.777.4RWC or 585.594.6802 | Contact Us/Directory | Sitemap & Search