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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for
To be admitted as a regular student in any of the Master of Arts
programs at Northeastern Seminary, the applicant must:
Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
Complete the application process.
Demonstrate readiness for graduate-level academic work and be
approved by the Seminary Admissions Committee.