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The Center for Ecumenical Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between faith traditions and all areas of study and contemporary culture through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. 

Certificate programs are offered through Northwind Institute.

Degree programs are offered through Northwind Seminary. 

Dr. Daniel Kroger is a
Core Faculty Member of
the Seminary and serves
as the Program Director. 






Dr. Kroger has published

papers on Interfaith Dialog:
Balm for a Polarized Culture

and Doxology – Praise in three Dimensions.


Program Costs:


  • Master's - $100 per credit hour

  • Doctoral - $200 per credit hour


  • Application - Waived

  • Enrollment - $150

  • Library        - Waived

  • Graduation - $150


  • Duncan Family Fellow

  • Northwind Leader

  • Northwind Scholar

 Dr. Kroger has assembled a
highly qualified faculty who serve as Visiting Faculty for the Seminary.

COURSE OF STUDY - 30 Credits

Students will enjoy Tutorial Courses with an assigned Faculty Mentor.

Introduction to Graduate Studies - 3 Credits


Tutorial Courses: 3-Credit Courses

  • Scripture Readings

  • Church History

  • Theology 

  • Elective

  • Elective

Capstone Experience: 6-credit courses

  • Capstone Research

  • Capstone Project
    Students will design an ecumenical project to be used in their context of ministry.

Doctor in Contextual Ministry

Faith-Based Communications

COURSE OF STUDY - 36 Credits

Students will enjoy Oxford-Style Courses with an assigned Faculty Mentor.

Oxford Courses: 6-credit courses

  • Ecumenical Scripture

  • Ecumenical Church History

  • Ecumenical Theology

Portfolio Experience - six-credit courses

  • Portfolio Research 

  • Portfolio Project

  • Portfolio Paper

Students will be encouraged to publish their Portfolio Paper on the Northwind site and as a Monograph for wider distribution in select peer-review journals.

Faith In Film Festivals:

In time of a Pandemic

This inaugural course of the Program is presented in an online tutorial format which includes live ZOOM calls with Dr. Kroger.

This course can be transferred to Certificate Programs in Northwind Institute and Degree Programs in Northwind Seminary

Tuition is $300                                                     

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