Semiotics, Communication, & Spirit Hermeneutics
Doctor of Theology & Ministry Degree

    Study with Len Sweet
Charter Class January 2022

Busy Street

Pathway to Ministry

The Pathway to Ministry program is designed for those currently engaged in ministry and need to complete their Ministry degree. Experienced ministry mentors will guide you through a streamlined admission process and the range of options required for your degree.

Non-Degree Students

Become a Special Student in the Seminary.
Take up to 9 credits at regular tuition rates
before becoming a Degree Seeking Student.


Take Open Enrollment courses in the Institute.
Many of these courses can be transferred to the
Seminary if you decide to apply for a degree later.


Bachelor Degree Pathway

Students transferring the maximum 75 credits

can complete their Bachelor's Degree 

with 5 Courses in 5 Months for $5000

No SAT or ACT Requirements To Enroll

Master's Degree Pathway

Ordained Clergy can complete their
Master's Contextual Ministry Degree

with 3 Courses in 3 Months for $3000

No GRE, GMAT, or Language Requirements To Enroll

Doctoral Degree Pathway

Clergy with a Master's Degree can complete their

Doctor of Specialized Ministry Degree 

with 6 courses in 6 months for $6000 

No GRE, GMAT, or Language Requirements To Enroll



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Study on a schedule that fits your life.

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Learn from respected faculty with advanced degrees and experience

in their fields of study.

Get the support you need for success.



Complete your course

in as little as 30-days

or up to 90-days.








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Northwind offers a new style of online learning: Guided Education

When thinking about a seminary course, the common image is a professor in the front of a room, lecturing, and asking or answering questions. Sometimes facilitating peer learning in small discussion groups. This allows students to learn in a very direct way, but it is not the only way to teach. Northwind Theological Seminary courses are designed for the individual student who is taking a course anywhere (wifi available), anytime (at the student’s pace), on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone). 
The Pedagogy or teaching philosophy at Northwind is Guided Education. Faculty-Mentors vet resources, 
organize learning, and guide students in Video-Lecture Courses, Tutorial Courses, & Oxford-Style Courses.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Northwind Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or other school-administered programs.