Thank you for considering Northeastern Seminary for your Doctor of Ministry degree. Take the next steps to begin your doctoral program.

Application Process

Step 1 | Complete your free online application

Step 2 | Request letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be filled out by three different people (None of whom are family members):

  • 2 ministry/ecclesial
  • 1 congregational/character

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 3 | Submit transcripts

Request official transcripts from every college or university 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:

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

Step 4 | 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.

Step 5 | Admissions Decision

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 complete accepted students checklist.

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