Who Should Apply

This program is strongly recommended for anyone interested in working in an ecumenical field, pursuing ministry, or writing a doctoral dissertation in a subject related to ecumenism. However, we do not seek to educate professionals only: we firmly believe that ecumenism is relevant to every committed Christian believer. Thus the program is recommended for all those who have an interest in matters of Christian unity and would like to expand their horizons under the guidance of the world's ecumenical authorities.

The distance learning Master's program in Ecumenical Studies can be a first step into the professional and academic world of ecumenism; a supplementary education for those working in other areas; and an opportunity for spiritual growth for all.

For students who wish to pursue the Master's program, a Bachelor's degree is required. Students who wish to take individual classes for credit at another institution*, or simply for their private education, do not have to have a Bachelor's degree.

A formal background in theology is not a requirement for applying. However, a basic understanding of Christian theology and a general familiarity with Christian history and the main Christian confessions are necessary to succeed in the Master's program. Even more important are strong critical thinking and writing skills and the ability to work and think independently. If you are uncertain as to whether you should apply, please do not hesitate to contact the program administrator at iesdistance@gmail.com . We look forward to hearing from you!

* Contingent upon arrangement of credit transfer with the student's primary university