How to Apply

Step 1 | Review applicant requirements

Regular admission: Earned Master of Divinity degree from an accredited college or university or M.Div. equivalency requirements have been met. Minimum of three years ministry experience subsequent to master's degree.

Provisional admission: For applicants without a completed M.Div., additional master’s level course work for M.Div. equivalency needs to be completed. Learn more.

Non-degree seeking and audit: Requirements can be found here.

Step 2 | Apply online

Begin your free application online (you can save your place and return later to finish).

Step 3 | Request letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation (must be filled out by three different people—2 ministry/ecclesial, 1 congregational/character—none of whom are family members). Please ensure that you have completed the top portion of each form before distributing. Remind your contacts to attach their written letter of recommendation to the completed form before submitting to the Seminary.

Step 4 | Submit transcripts

Request official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and sent to:

                Admissions Department
                Northeastern Seminary
                2265 Westside Drive
                Rochester, NY 14624-1997

Step 5 | Write application essay

Review the graduate theological paper and application essay guidelines as you prepare to write and submit the final components of your application.

Once the admissions office has received all the components of your completed application, your file will go to the faculty admissions committee for review. Applicants typically hear back within two weeks of completing the application process.

Upon acceptance into the program you will be notified and asked to submit the following:

  • $350 matriculation deposit (applied directly toward your tuition)
  • A completed Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The Northeastern Seminary school code is G34194.

Please contact the admissions office at 585.594.6802 or with any questions about the application process.