M.Div. D.Min Overview

Earn a Fully Accredited M.Div or D.Min Degree though our ALEPH/NYTS Partnership

New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) and ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal collaboratively offer two fully accredited degree paths that promote the mission of both institutions and serve the needs of religious leadership in the wider community.

New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) and ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal have come together to offer a path for students in the ALEPH Ordination Program to continue on to complete a fully accredited Master of Divinity degree and/or a Doctor of Ministry Degree though NYTS. Both degree tracks are multi-faith collaborations that solidify and extend the mission of both of our institutions to prepare empowered spiritual leadership for NYC, our country and the world.

ALEPH and NYTS have for several years been collaborating at the Doctor of Ministry level, with specialties in Liturgy and Spiritual Direction.

The newest collaboration offers an M.Div degree, which meets one of the requirements for certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, the major accrediting body for professional chaplaincy in North America. This new effort is of the first between Jewish and Christian institutions that leads to the Master of Divinity.

These degree programs blend distance learning with modest residency recquirements.

About NYTS

New York Theological Seminary is a diverse and inclusive community of learning grounded in biblical witness and Christian tradition, with a historic urban focus.  The Seminary prepares women and men for faith-based ministries in NYC and throughout the world.

  • NYTS is diverse and inclusive; it is evangelical, ecumenical, and increasingly multifaith.
  • NYTS is a rigorously intellectual community of learning with a commitment to academic excellence.
  • Grounded in the biblical witness, NYTS continues the heritage of Biblical Seminary in New York.
  • Led by the Spirit in response to the call of Jesus Christ, NYTS is faithful to the Christian tradition as it grows to serve the broader religious world.
  • NYTS educates leaders whose ministries are relevant to the life and work of the global urban world.

New York Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and chartered by the Regents of The University of the State of New York.  ATS is a member of the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).