Getting Started at North Park Theological Seminary

At North Park Theological Seminary, you won’t have to sacrifice spiritual formation or intentional community for academic rigor: we prize all three. As a community of scholars, mentors, and ministers, NPTS prepares students to answer their wide-ranging calls to ministry.

Students can choose to study full- or part-time, and complete courses in a traditional classroom setting on campus, online, or through an intensive hybrid option. All programs do require at least a portion of coursework to be completed on our Chicago campus.

Taking the next step toward a Seminary education at North Park is straightforward, and we’ll be here to help you along the way. Here are the most important steps:



We admit students throughout the year, and the process and requirements vary depending on which degree or certificate program you are pursuing.



One of the best ways to get to know the Seminary is to visit us in Chicago. You’ll be able to meet professors and current students, experience a class, and get a taste of our vibrant community life. Learn more.


Explore Your Cost

A quality education is a significant investment for you as a student—in time, energy, and money. The financial aid resources North Park offers can help you afford the exceptional quality you’ll find in your Seminary experience. Learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’re sure you have the same questions as many other individuals considering a Seminary education. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the application and admission process.

Admitted Students

Admitted Students

After you’ve applied and been admitted to the Seminary, there are a few important steps you must take to reserve your spot and make sure you’re ready to start your program. Learn more.


Contact Us

Members of our admissions team are ready to help you discern which program is right for you and walk with you through the application process. Contact Seminary Admissions with any questions you have, or to learn more about the programs we offer.