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New Brunswick Theological Seminary

New Brunswick Theological Seminary was founded more than 230 years ago – the first seminary established in North America. 

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Founded in 1784, historic New Brunswick Theological Seminary develops effective leaders who have a transformative effect in the places they live, work and worship. We offer distinguished academic training that is rooted in classical theological disciplines yet made relevant for a complex, modern world through practical courses and hands-on ministry experience.


The Seminary draws upon the resources of its university contexts for graduate instruction in a variety of academic disciplines. Located in a socially diverse, religiously plural, and racially mixed metropolitan culture, the Seminary seeks the integration of a classical theological education with the effective practice of ministry in urban, suburban, and rural churches and institutions.


New Brunswick Theological Seminary offers students workshops each semester to enhance career management after graduation.  These workshops are also open to NBTS alumni.  The workshops are facilitated by professionals with many years of ministry and human resources experience.


Library services

On behalf of the staff, we want to welcome you to the Gardner A. Sage Library of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Often referred to as the “jewel of the campus,” the Sage Library is the primary resource supporting students’ research needs.

Student Life

Campus life

Community life at NBTS provides a wonderful opportunity to rub shoulders with people from a wide range of life experiences. Here you will find a multitude of diversities. Life in this context encourages expansion of one’s horizon in the contemplation of and engagement in ministry to the world.

Student clubs

New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) has a number of student organizations, with the Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM) serving as the umbrella organization. SSIM is a multi-cultural student governing body for all students on both campuses of NBTS. Other groups include the Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS), and the Korean Student Organization (KOSAN), and the Association of Hispanic Kingdom Builders (AHKB).  Student organizations work together to support and promote growth in each other and to celebrate the diversity of the entire student body.


Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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