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Each degree program is designed to incorporate the academic and practical components of ministry. Students are engaged in the biblical text while studying challenges facing today’s church. Above all, we encourage a deepened understanding of your life in Christ and how that affects your ministry. Finally, our degree concentrations allow you to create an individual program which fits your interests and needs.

Areas of Study in Master’s Programs

  • Christian Heritage
    Bible, Church History, Theology, and Ethics
  • Electives
    Can be any course in Christian Heritage or Christian Ministry
  • Christian Ministry
    Evangelism, Mission, Preaching, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, and Worship & Spirituality
  • Life in Christ and Ministry
    Spiritual Formation, Ministry Internship, and a capstone course integrating theology and ministry

Master of Divinity

Tab Image Master of DivinityThe M.Div. is a comprehensive, three-year degree program designed to prepare students for full-time service in ministry by providing a broad foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testaments, Theology, Church History, and Christian Ethics while integrating ministry practice.

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(108 credit hours)

  • Christian Heritage - 48 hours
  • Christian Ministry - 36-39 hours
  • Life in Christ and Ministry - 12 hours
  • Electives - 9-15 hours

Application RequirementsRequirements

  1. $35 application fee
  2. Completed application for admission
  3. Bachelor degree from accredited institution (official transcripts must be mailed to Northern Seminary)
  4. Letter of reference from your pastor
  5. An autobiographical statemnt (400 words or more)

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Tab Image Master ArtsThe Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is a two-year degree that incorporates practical ministry training in preaching, pastoral care & counseling, adult & children's ministries, cross-cultural ministry, worship, urban studies, youth ministry, missional church and evangelism while deepening biblical and theological understanding.

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(66 credit hours)

  • Christian Heritage - 36 hours
  • Christian Ministry - 18 hours
  • Life in Christ and Ministry - 12 hours

Application RequirementsRequirements

  1. $35 application fee
  2. Completed application for admission
  3. Bachelor degree from accredited institution (official transcripts must be mailed to Northern Seminary)
  4. Letter of reference from your pastor
  5. An autobiographical statement (400 words or more)

Master's Specialization

Master SpecializationThe Master's Specialization is for students who would like to receive masters-level credit for courses, but are not specifically working toward a degree. All 9 of the courses (27 hours) taken in this specialization can be transferred to a degree should the student choose to do so. With a foundation in biblical study and theology, this specialization allows the student to pursue a concentration that is both interesting and personally useful.

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Hours vary by concentration but fall into the following categories.

  • Christian Heritage
  • Christian Ministry
  • Life in Christ and Ministry

Application RequirementsRequirements

  1. $35 application fee
  2. Completed application for admission
  3. Bachelor degree from accredited institution (official transcripts must be mailed to Northern Seminary)
  4. Letter of reference from your pastor
  5. An autobiographical statemnt (400 words or more)

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