Diploma, and Certificates
United offers innovative and rigorous academic programs to serve those who seek theological education for a wide variety of applications and ministries. As you review the degrees and their requirements, note the forward-looking curricula that are recognized for careful integration of academic knowledge, practical skills, spiritual formation, and ethical commitment.
Also intrinsic to the academic experience are the emphasis on the ability to analyze the context of ministry, the challenge of learning how to think, not what to think, and an ecumenical, multifaith, multiracial community in which open dialogue is learned and cultivated.
PREPARATION FOR ORDAINED
AND LAY MINISTRY
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT
||People who want
to pursue theological and religious questions in a broad and
systematic way, would like to add theological depth to their
existing professional work, or wish to prepare for doctoral
study in theology and religion, have an academic home suited
to their needs in United’s Master of Arts degree. This
degree is adaptable to a broad array of interests and purposes
through its four concentrations: Religion and Theology, Theology
and the Arts, Women’s Studies, and Leadership Toward Racial
||For students from outside the United States and Canada who already
have theological training and wish to pursue a year of advanced
study in the United States. This one-year program is highly adaptable
to the individual student’s specific needs.
||United’s two certificate programs offer an opportunity for
focused and in-depth study in areas of a student’s particular
interest or areas that will equip the student for more effective
leadership in church and society. These five-course programs are:
Certificate in Theological and Religious Studies and Certificate
in Leadership Toward Racial Justice.
||One can also pursue study
at United without a pre-set curriculum. This approach, called
non-degree status, is particularly suited for individuals who
wish to try out theological education or pursue their own
interests without concern for earning an academic credential.
Director of Admissions
Please call the admissions
office at 651.255.6107 with any questions.