Northern Baptist Theological Seminary or simply the Northern Seminary was founded in 1913 as an evangelical community rooted in the Baptist heritage. It was envisioned by a group of lay people from the Second Baptist Church of Chicago to prepare men and women to become effective pastors, educators, missionaries and evangelists. Its main campus is located at 660 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, Illinois while its extension sites are found in Elgin, Lawndale and Rockford.
A wide variety of Protestant denominations and faith traditions including Baptist, Episcopal, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Christian Missionary Alliance, Evangelical and many others are served by the Seminary. About 40% of the student body are people of color such as African-American, Asian and Hispanic students while a big percentage of the body are aged 30 years or younger. There are more than 1,900 alumni serving in different places all over the world.
Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries and Doctor of Ministry offered in a number of emphases. Graduate Certificates and Ministry Certificates are provided in different concentrations. Northern Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools as well as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Online programs are likewise offered including Graduate Certificates in Old Testament Studies, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Theological Studies, and New Testament Studies. Each degree program offered by the seminary combines the academic and practical components of ministry. On-campus housing facilities are available through apartments consisting of 1 to 3 bedrooms.
Master’s tuition per quarter hour is $ 440.00 while Diploma tuition per quarter hour is $ 125.00. Summer tuition per hour is $ 385.00. Tuition per hour for Doctor of Ministry is $ 495.00.
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