United Theological Seminary

Distance Learning

Get world-class progressive theological education from a distance. United’s Distance Learning options allow you to pursue any of our degree programs without relocating to the Twin Cities–while still enjoying the same level of academic excellence and community that United is known for.

Many of United’s classes are now offered via Zoom–video conferencing technology that allows you to participate in the on-campus class experience no matter where you’re located. As opposed to many online courses, which lack real-time interaction, Zoom means that you will be able to watch lectures live and engage in class discussions as if you were in the room.

The M.A., M.Div., and M.A.L programs can be completed fully from a distance. Due to accreditation standards from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the D.Min. has minimal on-campus requirements, which are accomplished via five-day in-person intensives that fit even the busiest schedules.

In order to conform with the policy of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, distance learning courses are not available for the M.Div. in Methodist Studies.


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