At the intersection of God’s call on your life and your passion for ministry lies a theological education that is enriching, accessible, and practical.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a diverse community of faith and learning that continually explores what it means to serve God’s purposes in the world.
The core of our curriculum is a multicultural, diverse, metro/urban reality. With two locations: New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the heart of the Rutgers University College Avenue campus, and Queens, New York, at St John’s University – NBTS offers part-time and full-time – daytime, evening, and weekend classes.
You can earn:
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of Christian ministry and provides the solid foundation needed for ordination. It is also excellent preparation for a hospital or military chaplaincy, a cross-cultural pastoral ministry, mission or social services work, youth ministry or further graduate study and teaching. Click here for more information.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
NBTS offers M.A. degree concentrations in: Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Ministry and Community Leadership.
M.A. in Ministry and Community Leadership (Professional Degree)
The M.A. concentration in Ministry and Community Leadership is ideal for ordained and non-ordained individuals who want to enhance their ministry, leadership, and social engagement skills. Whether your calling involves leading in the church, faith-based or secular non-profit organizations, public health, or social service and community outreach programs, or working as an advocate and organizer of grassroots efforts, this professional degree program will prepare you to transform your church, organization, community, and society-at-large both now and in the future.
M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Academic Degree)
The Master of Arts degree is a rigorous program for students who wish to enrich their ministry, but whose work does not require full pastoral training. It is also ideal for those who have already completed the M.Div. degree and desire further in-depth theological study. The Master of Arts program is also excellent preparation for those who plan to enter a Ph.D. program in a theological discipline or other related field in the humanities. The M.A. concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling can serve as an excellent path of study for those who support the life of the congregation, desire a career in pastoral counseling in a non-profit agency, or who envision chaplaincy – in fields such as health care, corrections, community or the military – as an expression of their call to ministry.
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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
The Doctor of Ministry degree recognizes the vital work that an effective leader can contribute to the transformation and sustenance of communities. This three-year professional degree program joins four partners: the student, the Seminary, the congregation and the community in which the student ministers. NBTS offers D.Min. degree concentrations in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Congregational & Community Renewal, Missiology and Global Christianity, and Metro-Urban Ministry. Click here for more information.
Answering the need to enhance the work and training of lay leaders, educators, and professionals who do not seek a Master’s degree, NBTS offers several Certificates. Participants may pursue a Certificate in Theological Studies (offered in English and Spanish), Expository Preaching, or Women’s Studies. Students not seeking a certificate may take additional courses for personal enrichment. Click here for more information.
To schedule a campus visit contact our Director of Admissions, JerQuentin Sutton at 848-237-1717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students, click here for additional information.
What makes NBTS so accessible?
Message from the Dean
Theological education challenges students to “Think Outside of the Pulpit!”
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