Andover Newton Theological School

Quick Facts

Seminary and Theological graduate school


Newton, MA


Master's, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Doctor of Ministry,  Master of Divinity

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board




 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

20 miles


* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Andover Newton Theological School is a graduate school and seminary located in Newton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1807, it is the nation’s oldest theological school and its first graduate institution of any kind. From the start, it created the model for theological education followed by virtually all graduate seminaries ever since. The school offers Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, several different Master of Arts degrees as well as certificate programs and classes for ‘ministers in the vicinity’.

The school prides itself on being a convenient and flexible institution for its students, recognizing that many of its students are not only second and third career folks, but many students commute every week from as far away as Vermont and New York State. Besides traditional, full-time, on-campus programs, there are non-degree programs and degree opportunities for students without baccalaureate degrees.

Andover Newton is rare among Boston area graduate schools in offering both ample on-campus housing and a variety of options to meet different needs. Student accommodations range from single rooms and studio apartments to duplexes suitable for families.

The residential hill-top campus just outside the village of Newton Centre is a classic New England college with red brick dormitories, a dining hall and academic buildings around a tree-lined quadrangle. The college is also conveniently located, just off of routes 9, 128, and I-95 and the Mass Pike, and within a few hundred yards of the Newton Centre green-line T-stop.