From its inception as the first
seminary in North America with an explicitly ecumenical charter,
United has been educating women and men for ministry in creative
and effective ways. Today, United remains an institution with
clear commitments to its students, the church, justice in
the world, and the God we serve.
At United, we share an
expansive definition of ministry, recognizing and celebrating the gifts of God’s people and the endless possibilities for ministry.
At United, theology is
not a proposition to be accepted but
a conversation to be joined.
partners in that conversation cross the lines of denominations
and faith traditions and
include each student, the
wisdom and knowledge of the faculty, the
word of God alive in the world and revealed in scripture, the
historic teachings of the church, the
culture in which we live, works
of art in all forms and media, and global
At United, we share a historic commitment to global justice and social transformation.
At United, we have a cutting-edge curriculum that attends to the development of academic knowledge, spiritual depth, ethical commitment, and practical skill, all under the tutelage of a caring and accomplished faculty.
Look around these pages, ask us questions,
and visit our campus. The admissions team is here to help
you learn about us and discern whether United Theological
Seminary is the place for your theological education.
Director of Admissions