The Women’s Studies program is founded on United’s long involvement with women’s issues in church and society and our commitment to gender equality. Creating a place to explore the great diversity of women’s experiences as they inform contemporary religion, theology, and ministry is the guiding vision of this program.
The core of the Women’s Studies program is the concentration in Women’s Studies: Religion, Theology, Ministry within the Master of Arts degree program which provides a rich combination of academic coursework and a variety of forums for intellectual and spiritual renewal. We focus on discovering the wholeness of life and experience - on communal and individual transformation. Ten women faculty representing five denominations offer courses in their areas of expertise, along with feminist and womanist theologians from other academic institutions who are invited to teach courses in January or June.