Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program in Ecumenical Studies

Distance Master’s Program in Ecumenical Studies


"I work, so it’s not easy for me to also study at some other location far from where I live. The distance learning option is convenient in that I can choose my own time for studying. Another advantage is that I don’t have to visit libraries, or buy expensive books: all necessary literature is provided in electronic form, and all you need is time to process it".

Yurii Bakovych, student of the DMPES



The program has two departments:

- www. - for Ukrainian speakers.

Specializations: Journalism; Christian Ethics.

- - for English-speaking students

Specialization: Ecumenical Studies.


Brochure DLMPES.pdf


DMPES is the first academic program in the world to offer Master’s-level theological ecumenical education through online instruction.

The goal of the DMPES is to involve people from every corner of Ukraine and the world in studying and discussing church unity, and to provide adequate levels of theological and ecumenical education to future employees of secular and religious mass media, and teachers of Christian Ethics.

Study takes place under the guidance of highly qualified teachers, both from Ukraine and from abroad. Teachers include Myroslav Marynovych, President of the Institute of Religion and Society, Vice Rector of UCU; Fr. Michael Plekon (Baruch College, NYC, USA), Dr. Peter de Mey, Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), President of the “Societas Oecumenica” European society for ecumenical studies; Dr. Konrad Raiser, Pastor of the German Lutheran Church, former Secretary General of the Universal Council of Churches; Heleen Zorgdrager, pastor, referent in European Issues at the Mission Department of Protestant Churches in the Netherlands, and others.

After completing their degree, the students receive a Master’s Diploma in Ecumenical Studies from the Ukrainian Catholic University.DMPES also offers the opportunity of taking selected courses without full enrollment in the program.