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Admission Criteria for Each Degree

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Religious Leadership
Non-degree Status
Diploma in Advanced Theological Studies
Certificate in Theological and Religious Studies
Certificate in Leadership Toward Racial Justice
Doctor of Ministry

The following are the criteria for the Master of Divinitydegree, Master of Artsdegree, Master of Arts in Religious Leadership degree, and non-degree status:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Strong analytical and reflective thinking and writing skills.
  • Vocational and academic goals compatible with the vision and mission of United.
Mature adults with significant life and vocational experience who have earned at least half of the credits toward a bachelor’s degree may be considered for the M.Div., M.A.R.L., or Diploma in Indian Ministries programs, particularly if strong exposure to the liberal arts and social sciences can be demonstrated.

The following are the criteria for the Diploma in Advanced Theological Studies:

  • Spoken and written English language proficiency.
  • Previous study of theology in a theological school approved by the student’s denomination.
  • Recommendation by the student’s denomination.
  • Evidence of sufficient personal and social stability to profit from studies at United.
  • Willingness to engage in the life of the seminary and, where appropriate, participate in local church life.

The following are the criteria for the Certificate in Theological and Religious Studies and Certificate in Leadership Toward Racial Justice:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Strong analytical and reflective thinking and writing skills.
  • Vocational and academic goals compatible with the vision and mission of United.

Mature adults with significant life and vocational experience who have earned at least half of the credits toward a bachelor’s degree may be considered for the certificate programs, particularly if strong exposure to the liberal arts and social sciences can be demonstrated.


The following are the criteria for the Doctor of Ministry:

  • The applicant is a graduate of a regionally accredited undergraduate institution with a B.A. or B.S. degree. The applicant has received an ATS-accredited M.Div. degree or equivalent. The grade point average for the applicant’s M.Div. degree is at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (applicants who have at least a 2.50 GPA may be considered for admission to Module 1 alone).
  • The applicant has at least three years of experience in ministry since the completion of his or her Master’s degree.


Admissions Contact Information
Sara Smalley
651.255.6119

 

 


There are no limits to admission based on denominational preference, age, race, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation or physical abilities or conditions.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is committed to equality of educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Our goal is to provide appropriate and reasonable academic accommodation to those with a documented disability which materially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact the Office of the Dean at 651.255.6108.


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