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Theology Degrees

Program options designed to best serve a diverse student body which reflects a variety of professional, vocational, intellectual, and personal goals.

  • Standard degree required by many denominations for professional ministry in the US and Canada.
  • Graduates will “engage in prophetic and transformative ministry” with training in a broad range of theological disciplines, including Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and Tradition, and the Arts of Ministry.
  • Envisions opportunities for “a diverse and inclusive community of learners” and provides “resources, tools, and strategies for effective leadership.”

  • Educate and train compassionate and self-reflective pastoral caregivers.
  • Integrate spirituality and psychology and offer a holistic approach to healing and restoration. 
  • Develop and sharpen listening skills, assess needs, effectively intervene to assist in spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth and healing; specifically, the curriculum focuses on mental health issues, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, suicide, grief and loss, personality disorders, and family violence.

  • Prepare students to serve as dynamic, relevant, and adaptive educational faith and thought leaders in a wide range of Christian ministries.
  • Identify preferred format at the time they apply.  
  • Equip with the training and skills necessary to lead, develop, and design educational programs within churches, schools, and other institutional settings.

  • Envision “a diverse and inclusive community of learners” and provides resources, tools, and strategies for effective leadership with a special focus on the urban context, with global perspectives.
  • Integrates theological education with transformational, administrative and organizational theory and practice, building on the student’s own cultural and experiential competencies.
  • Learn leadership, management and transformational change strategies that promote transformation and positive change.

Only located at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, the MPS is a 36-credit degree with a fixed curriculum that includes biblical studies (First and Second Testament), theology, history, ethics, and mission and ministry studies.


Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) is an advanced degree for clergy and lay leaders with ministry experience who desire to deepen their spiritual resources from which they draw to serve their communities. The cohorts consist of eight to fifteen ministers, students and lay persons. 

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Theology Certificate Programs

Continue your academic advancement at the undergraduate or degree levels, and learn how to apply what you learn to your ministry and daily life.

  • Theology and Social Justice
  • Bible and the Practice of Preaching
  • Ministry and Leadership
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About NYTS

Earning Your Theology Degree

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New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White and after moving to New York City in 1902, the school was renamed New York Theological Seminary in 1966.



Located near Riverside Drive, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYTS is nestled on the hallowed grounds rich with academic history.



NYTS is helmed by the leadership of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, the institution’s first woman president and first Black woman president.

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A Community Rooted in Theology

NYTS was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White as the Bible Teacher’s Training College in Montclair. A gifted scholar and teacher, President White developed a curriculum that combined the study of the Bible in one’s own language with practical training for ministry.