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Northwind Seminary's Master's Degree Completion program is designed for working adults engaged in Ministry.


At Northwind Seminary, our faith-based degree completion programs are designed to fit into your
lifestyle, family, work, and Ministry.  There are no semesters at NTS.


Our students take one course at a time and study at their own pace completing courses in as little as 30 days and a maximum of 120 days.


NTS Master Degree Completion students can bring up to 6 credits of previous coursework and Ministry, business, & military experience. 

Students with less than 6 credits of coursework or experience take courses from Northwind Institute that transfer to Northwind Seminary.



Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Jr.
President and Professor of Leadership & Specialized Ministry

Teaching Assistants:

Duane & Kris White, Paul & Perrianne Brownback


COURSE of STUDY - 30 Credits

3 credits - Ordination or Commission

3 credits - Ministry Experience

NORTHWIND INSTITUTE​6 credits - Pastoral Ministry Seminar
Customized for the O2 



6 credits - Capstone Research Methods

6 credits - Capstone Research Course

6 credits - Capstone Paper Course


Faculty Mentors:

Rev. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. DMin
Professor of Leadership & Specialized Ministry

Member of The Ministers Council ABCUSA

Meber of American Baptist National Network of Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors, and Specialized Ministers.


Rev. Leroy Thompson, DMin

Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Ordained by the Central Region ABC-USA


The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.


Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.


Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each 3-credit course can be completed within 30 to 90 days. Each 6-credit course can be completed in 60-120 days.

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