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Wesleyan Studies
Doctor of Theology & Ministry Degree


This degree focuses on Wesleyan theology as it serves to influence the New Awakening and NextChurch re-formation that we are experiencing today.

Our Wesleyan Studies DTM is anchored in selected primary documents by John and Charles Wesley, and other transformational leaders in early Methodism, and since.

The degree explores the nexus where the Wesleyan theological tradition and the students' vocational interests connect, doing so in a way that enables them to make an original contribution to the discipline of Wesleyan Studies, and to make it in a way that equips them to be instruments of God's peace in the mission of renewal.

What is a  Doctor in Theology and Ministry degree (DTM)?


A Doctor in Theology and Ministry degree is a professional research doctorate. An academic alternative to the Ph.D. degree, the DTM is directed and examined in the same way as a Ph.D. course of study.


The DTM requires 36 credit-hours of systematic study and original research leading to a doctoral treatise and oral defense before a faculty committee.


This degree is ideal for those who desire independent research, supervised by doctoral faculty, connected to the core discipline of theology, with direct application to the practice of ministry.

Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is the Faculty Mentor for this Degree, which has a concentration in Wesleyan Spirituality.

Select students will work directly with him in an Oxford-Style learning format as outlined below.

Student's Treatise Papers will be published by Northwind Seminary Press following their Defense Experience.

Doctor in Theology and Ministry

The 36 credit hour course of study includes:

Oxford Experience

Two 6-credit hour Oxford-Style Courses:

  • Context Seminar

  • Reading Seminar

Treatise Experience

Three 6-credit hour courses

  • ​​Treatise  Research I

  • Treatise  Research II

  • Treatise Doctoral Paper

Treatise Defense Experience

Six Credit Hours

  • Defense of Treatise

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.

Program Costs:

Tuition: $400 per credit hour


  • Application - Waived

  • Enrollment - $300

  • Library        - Waived

  • Graduation - $300

  • 2021 Fee    - $300



  • Duncan Family Fellow

  • Northwind Leader

  • Northwind Scholar

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