Wesleyan Studies


Our Wesleyan Studies Degrees are dedicated to renewing the interest in Wesleyan Studies as a navigation guide in our rapidly changing world.

John Wesley lived out of a commitment to addressing the needs of the poor and suffering through social and political engagement.

Wesley engaged in social justice issues by combining the context of his ministry and his community.


He would preach in the open air to reach those outside the congregational gatherings of the church. 


He visited prisoners, spent time with the poor, campaigned against those who exploited the poor, opposed slavery, and worked to end child labor. 

For Wesley, social justice as an expression of holiness is integral to the mission of the Church.

This degree focuses on the Good Works of John Wesley by exploring how individuals can strive toward Christian Perfection in their daily living.

Particular attention will focus on spiritual practices that include utilizing life's bounty to help others. 

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

  • The Life of John Wesley

  • The Journals of John Wesley

  • The Sermons of John Wesley

  • The Letters of John Wesley

  • The Theology of John Wesley

Capstone Experience: 6-credit courses

  • Capstone Research 

  • Capstone Paper


Students will be encouraged to publish a workbook documenting their project. This workbook could be used by Local Churches and Faith-Based Organizations to implement a ministry of Good Works in their communities.

Northwind Institute|Seminary is member of the Digital Theological Library which has a rich Wesleyan collection including:


Citing Wesley Style Sheet

A short guide for helping students cite works by John Wesley

A Christian Library by John Wesley

Among his many writings, John Wesley edited and abridged a number of devotional classics and republished them in what he called A Christian Library. These "Extracts from and Abridgments of the Choicest Pieces of Practical Divinity Which Have Been Published in the English Tongue," as Wesley subtitled them, were first published in 50 volumes in 1750. The present digital collection was scanned from the 1821 edition of these classics, published in 30 volumes.

Wesleyan Theological Journal

The journal of the Wesleyan Theological Society. This is the archive of the issues from 1966-2010.

This degree focuses on the progressive theology of John Wesley by exploring the implications for Social Justice Ministries.

COURSE OF STUDY - 36 Credits

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

Tutorial Courses: 3-credit courses

  • The Journals of John Wesley

  • The Sermons of John Wesley

  • The Letters of John Wesley

  • The Theology of John Wesley

Portfolio Experience - 6-credit courses

  • Portfolio Methods

  • Portfolio Research I

  • Portfolio Research II 

  • 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.

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


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