Do you feel called to strengthen your faith, grow in your understanding of God’s word, and develop a greater capacity for effective ministry leadership? Explore our programs and course options to discover where God may be calling you.
Master of divinity
Our flagship degree, the MDiv is a comprehensive degree program designed to prepare students for 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.
Master of arts in christian ministries
The MACM is a degree that incorporates practical ministry training in preaching, pastoral care and counseling, cross-cultural ministry, worship, missional church and evangelism while deepening biblical and theological understanding.
master of arts in theology and mission
The MATM focuses on the mission of God in today’s cultural contexts. The program seeks to develop leaders who can effectively proclaim the gospel through missional theology, contextual reflection, and ministry experience. It will broaden understanding of God’s mission and it is specifically designed to be affordable, local, and communal.
Come study the Gospels and Paul with Scot McKnight; Missional Ecclesiology, Theology, Mission and the Cultural Issues of Pluralism, Sexuality, and Justice with David Fitch; Christology, the Trinity, and Christian Doctrine with Cherith Fee Nordling; Ethnography, Evangelism and Mission with Robert Price;and the Old Testament with Claude Mariottini.
Read more about the program here.
master of arts in new testament
The Master of Arts in New Testament (MANT) provides an in-depth exposure to New Testament studies with additional study in the Old Testament, church history and theology. The focus of this program is to genuinely explore the hermeneutics of doing New Testament theology.
Come study six new New Testament courses with Dr. Scot McKnight; Missional Ecclesiology, Theology, Mission and the Cultural Issues of Pluralism, Sexuality, and Justice with David Fitch; Christology, the Trinity, and Christian Doctrine with Cherith Fee Nordling; and the Old Testament with Claude Mariottini.
master of arts in christian community dev
master of arts in urban leadership
master of arts in worship
The Masters of Arts in Worship (MAW) is a dynamic and enriching program of personal, professional and spiritual development. Students develop a strong biblical, theological, and practical foundation upon which to craft and lead liturgies for the weekly gatherings of local congregations. This part-time program is designed to supplement the life and ministry of worship leaders.
This program represents a partnership with the 10,000 Fathers Worship School led by Aaron Keyes in Atlanta, Georgia. For nearly a decade, the 10,000 Fathers Worship School has offered worship leaders an alternative to a contemporary worship culture that is more about being professional than prophetic, to worship services that are more about production than presence, and to worship leading that is more about tours than tears. The 10,000 Fathers Worship School hopes to raise up an army of men and women who are gifted to lead worship, equipped to do so with theological soundness, convicted to grow in both character and competency, and committed to doing it all for the goal of making disciples. In order to participate in this program of study, students must apply to BOTH the 10,000 Fathers Worship School and to the MAW program through Northern Seminary.
doctor of ministry
The DMin degree is the highest earned professional degree for ministry and brings attention to issues which arise within the student’s ministry setting. Northern offers several specialized emphases structured in a cohort model to facilitate relationships with both faculty and peers.
The Graduate Certificate (GC) is a non-degree program which offers MA courses to students wishing to strengthen their ministry without committing to a full-length program. With several areas of specialization available, these programs are an ideal entry point into theological education.
Biblical Studies, and Church History
Master of Arts in Old Testament
The Master of Arts (Old Testament) is a 54-quarter credit hour (36 semester credits) program that provides teaching pastors and those interested in pursuing further Old Testament scholarship grounding in the theology that emerges from studying the Hebrew language, Old Testament text and first century context of the New Testament writings. The MAOT is offered in partnership with Jerusalem University College (JUC) and students MUST attend both institutions to receive the MAOT from Northern seminary. MUST attend both institutions to receive the MAOT from Northern seminary.
“Northern has degree and non-degree programs that fit a variety of life experiences and ministry callings; they are there to meet your ministry goals and to develop your ministry calling.”
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