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Thank you for you interest in Nazarene Theological Seminary. The mission of NTS is to prepare women and men to be faithful and effective ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. NTS graduates are serving as pastors, denominational leaders, missionaries, chaplains, counselors, educators, authors, medical ministers, business people and more! NTS offers many programs to prepare you for your calling and can also accomodate your busy lifestyle with our flexible learning options.


  • NTS is the only Nazarene institution in the U.S. whose Master of Divinity program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.
  • NTS was voted #12 in a BestColleges.com national survey of best online Master’s in Theology.
  • Eighty-nine percent of NTS students receive scholarships and financial aid.
  • In all ATS-accredited schools (including NTS), there has been a steady increase in recent years in the the number of Seminary students who are age 50 and above.
  • An NTS graduate who is currently pastoring in a Nazarene church serves, on average, two years longer than a pastor who has not attended Seminary.