Students are admitted without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, or orientation, and represent a broad range of denominations, theological views, and cultural traditions. All candidates for degrees or certificates are expected:

  • to be able to articulate an understanding of their own particular call to ministry, recognizing that this is interpreted differently across the range of traditions represented within the Seminary.
  • to belong to a particular community of faith which has in some manner recognized or affirmed that calling.

The Seminary has a rolling admissions policy for all master’s degree programs: Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (MAPCC), Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE), Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM), Master of Arts in Religious Leadership and Administration (MARLA), and Master of Divinity (MDiv). Applications are reviewed and interviews with prospective students are scheduled on a regular basis throughout the year. Once admitted, a student may register and begin attending classes in the next available semester. Interested candidates should know that the required courses in biblical studies and foundations of ministry are offered sequentially in fall and spring semesters, and are thus encouraged to complete their applications in time to begin the fall semester.

Admission to the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is generally in the fall, but may take place prior to the beginning of any particular track. For further information on admission deadlines to the D.Min., contact the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program.

***Admission into the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program is limited to candidates who are currently incarcerated within the New York State Department of Corrections system, and who meet additional eligibility requirements set by the Department of Corrections. For further information on admissions to the MPS, contact the Director of the MPS program at NYTS.


New York Theological Seminary trains students for faith-based ministries in the city and throughout the world. At NYTS, education is a dialogical, a series of deep conversations moving back and forth between teacher and student, history and the present, action and reflection.

Contact Us Today!

Adriane Hill, BA, MA, MDiv, MSW, DMin
Director of Admissions and Student Services
Academic Affairs
New York Theological Seminary
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500
New York, N.Y. 10115




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Due to Covid-19,

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