Extending Impact Through Online Degrees

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It’s in our DNA: to be faithfully responsive, to serve the church and world, and to provide theological education. These characteristics prompted the launch of the Seminary in 1998, the creation of a distinct core curriculum, the expansion to four cities across New York State for master’s degrees, and now to offer fully online master’s degree programs in addition to our face-to-face programs.NES-Logo-Vertical

As one of the small but growing number of seminaries approved by the Association of Theological Schools to offer fully online degrees, Northeastern will extend its impact by transforming existing master’s degrees for online delivery. In addition, we are creating a new Master of Arts degree that expands the way we resource ministry. Now in development is the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership degree, scheduled to start in fall 2017, and program registration approval by New York State. Using the solid base of individual online courses that were already part of the degree, all coursework will be designed for online delivery, enabling students who cannot come to campus to earn this and eventually other degrees as they are rolled out.

Course content and structure for the online programs will retain the hallmark features of Northeastern Seminary, including rootedness in historic Christianity, centrality of spiritual formation, and diverse and respect-filled community.

The new online programs will be a welcome addition to our already robust face-to-face programs offered in Rochester and through synchronous interactive video delivery in Buffalo. This expansion of the Seminary’s educational offerings through online delivery will break the geographical barrier and allow Northeastern to more effectively serve the needs of ministry leaders in the greater Syracuse and New York Capital regions and beyond.

 

 

It’s in our DNA: to be faithfully responsive, to serve the church and world, and to provide theological education. These characteristics prompted the launch of the Seminary in 1998, the creation of a distinct core curriculum, the expansion to four cities across New York State for master’s degrees, and now to offer fully online master’s degree programs in addition to our face-to-face programs.NES-Logo-Vertical

As one of the small but growing number of seminaries approved by the Association of Theological Schools to offer fully online degrees, Northeastern will extend its impact by transforming existing master’s degrees for online delivery. In addition, we are creating a new Master of Arts degree that expands the way we resource ministry. Now in development is the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership degree, scheduled to start in fall 2017, and program registration approval by New York State. Using the solid base of individual online courses that were already part of the degree, all coursework will be designed for online delivery, enabling students who cannot come to campus to earn this and eventually other degrees as they are rolled out.

Course content and structure for the online programs will retain the hallmark features of Northeastern Seminary, including rootedness in historic Christianity, centrality of spiritual formation, and diverse and respect-filled community.

The new online programs will be a welcome addition to our already robust face-to-face programs offered in Rochester and through synchronous interactive video delivery in Buffalo. This expansion of the Seminary’s educational offerings through online delivery will break the geographical barrier and allow Northeastern to more effectively serve the needs of ministry leaders in the greater Syracuse and New York Capital regions and beyond.