Our center in Northborough, MA (Metrowest Boston) operates in partnership with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and the Baptist Convention of New England. 

  • We offer an accredited graduate level study program for a Master of Divinity degree. This program provides preparation for professional ministry and is also applicable for effective lay ministry. Students who have not completed college may qualify for the Diploma of Theology program.
  • This education is affordable, currently costing $560 per credit hour ($1680 for a 3-hour course) for non-Southern Baptist students and $280 per credit hour ($840 for a 3-hour course) for Southern Baptists, thanks to gifts that subsidize these students' tuition. Additional scholarships are available based on family size and income.
  • We are also accessible, meeting in the facilities of the Baptist Convention of New England. The BCNE is located west of Boston (see directions and map). Students may stay in group housing for $10 per night, including access to a shared bathroom and kitchen. Payment is due on the first night of each course.

The program design consists of two 16-week semesters (fall and spring) followed by short J-term semesters (winter and summer).  Each regular semester the seminary branch offers two courses led by a SBTS professor or adjunct professor and one Ministry Apprenticeship Program (Integrative Seminar). The two regular academic courses begin with professor-led classroom instruction for one weekend (Friday 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) followed by 7 weeks of interactive online work. Note: At least five students must be enrolled in a course in order to bring a professor to New England.

MAP courses allows students to earn up to 18 credit hours for actual ministry under the supervision of MAP instructors. In this way, the learning experience is relevant for each student's location and specific ministry calling. MAP courses are 6 credit hours and last for 16 weeks.

For more information, contact the seminary branch director, Dr. Ernest B. Beevers at 617-479-0855 or