Thank you for considering Northeastern Seminary for your Master's degree. As you explore your opportunity to complete your graduate degree fully online or by attending evening classes in Rochester, NY, you can learn more about your program of interest and connect with your admissions representative when you register for an upcoming visit opportunity.
How to Apply
Complete the Application Process
Step 2 | Request Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required from any person who can attest to your readiness for seminary education (no family members). Examples include ministry/church contacts, mentors or past faculty. Recommendations will be generated and emailed to your recommenders through the online application. You may also download a paper copy if you require it.
Step 3 | Submit Transcripts
Request official transcripts from every college or university you where you have received a degree. In addition, please send transcripts from any institution where you earned 30 or more credits (with no degree) or any Master's or Doctoral program that you hope to use for graduate or post-graduate transfer credits. Have them sent to:
2265 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
Step 4 | Write Autobiographical Statement
NOTE: Students applying under the special admission category will also submit a 2,000-2,500-word essay (approximately 10 pages double-spaced) on a theological topic that has been mutually agreed upon after consultation with the admissions liaison. Download the guidelines for special admission.
Apply before the April 1 deadline
- Guaranteed admissions decision within two weeks of completing your application
- Guaranteed access to your preferred classes
- Eligibility to receive a 10 percent need-based scholarship on all classes taken during the 2019-20 academic year*
Once the admissions office has received all the components of your completed application, your file will be submitted to the faculty admissions committee for review. You will be notified once you are accepted into Northeastern Seminary.
*The two week guaranteed admissions decision is only eligible to those who meet Regular Admissions standards for any of the Master’s or Certificate programs. Regular admission does not include those entering under a special admittance exception or those whose last degree had a GPA of under 2.70. Guaranteed class availability is only eligible to those who deposit and submit a registration by May 1 (fall). To be eligible for the 10 percent need-based scholarship, the student must be need-eligible as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, they must be a degree-seeking students who is accepted, deposited and registered. A student with an Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) of under $18,000 will be considered need-eligible eligible. Faculty/Staff dependents or individuals coming in under a Denominational/Church Partnership Agreement are not eligible.