United Academics

At United, we engage in academic study as an expression of the human spirit.

Our unique and varied curriculum allows our students to apply their faith-based education to a wide range of vocational paths and meaningful pursuits.

A degree from United will set you up for success in congregational ministry, chaplaincy, non-profit work, arts activism, public policy, academia, social services, and more.

United’s Four Pillars

United is a fully-accredited seminary with a curriculum that is grounded in the liberal Protestant tradition. Our seminary programs are all deeply committed to the four pillars of interreligious engagement, public theology, social transformation, and theology and the arts.

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Seminary Degree Programs

Pursue your faith-based vocation with one of our four graduate-level degrees below. Each degree offers different options for concentrating your study in a particular subject area, depending on your specific goals and interests.

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Master of Arts

Are you interested in religion and theology primarily from an academic perspective? Want to pursue a Ph.D. and/or a teaching role in a religious or academic institution? If that sounds like you, it’s time to see what United’s Master of Arts degree has to offer.

Explore Your MA Degree 

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Master of Arts in Leadership

Are you looking for the theological framework and practical skills you need to become an effective leader? Our Master of Arts in Leadership degree is ideal for those who wish to lead in non-faith vocational paths or from a faith-based perspective, but who aren’t interested in pursuing traditional ordination.

Explore Your MAL Degree 

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Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry degree is a focused academic and practical ministry training program, designed for flexibility and efficiency. If you’re preparing for ministry but do not need and desire an MDiv, the MAM will provide you with foundational ministry knowledge and skills at a fraction of the time and cost.

Explore Your MAM Degree 

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Master of Divinity

Prepare for the pulpit and beyond with this versatile ministry degree. Whether you’re called to ordained parish ministry or board-certified chaplaincy, your Master of Divinity degree at United will prepare you to be an effective and compassionate faith leader in an ever-changing world.

Explore Your MDiv Degree

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Doctor of Ministry

Increase your capacity to minister in our globalized and multifaith world. United’s Doctor of Ministry degree offers specialized, focused training designed to further enhance the ministry of those with substantial experience in a ministerial leadership role.

Explore Your DMin Degree

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Flexibility to Fit Your Lifestyle

United is dedicated to providing education that works with your schedule. Complete your degree with a full-time or part-time course load, attending classes on campus or online.

See Our Distance Learning in Action

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Academic Resources

From course schedules and syllabi to our academic calendar and catalog, we have all the academic resources you need—all in one convenient place.

Find the Information You Need

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Meet Our Faculty

Our cutting-edge curriculum would not be possible without our innovative and forward-thinking educators. Our faculty are more than mentors—they’re agents of change, inspiring and invigorating the next generation of faith leaders to reimagine our preexisting structures and practices for a more just society.

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You’ve Found Your Calling—

Now Take the Next Step

Wherever you’re at in your vocational journey, we’re here to help guide you.