United Theological Seminary

Why United

United is a place where you can ask big questions, take big risks, wrestle with big problems–and grow your capacity as a leader and a person. Social transformation is soul-stretching work, but at United, you don’t do it alone. You’re surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who support you, love you, challenge you, laugh with you, cry with you. You’re part of a beloved community.

Join one of several student groups based on your interests or denomination. Head to the Intersection and create theologically-inspired art. Participate in community events. Organize to oppose injustice.

Our diverse and engaged community will be there to lift you up and help you grow. Together. United.

Intentional Formation

Theological education is about more than just academic learning and skills building. It’s about transformation–your transformation as leader, as an individual–so that you can lean into your vocation to transform the world. We call that intentional formation, and it’s the backbone of how we shape leaders. Through rigorous academics, meaningful community experiences, mentorship, and spiritual support, you’ll leave United a better you.

United offers four graduate degrees: the Master of DivinityMaster of ArtsMaster of Arts in Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry. Each degree offers different options for concentrating your study in a particular subject area, depending on your goals.


Explore our new campus in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, consistently named one of the best places to live in the US.



United is a national leader in exploring the intersection between spirituality and the arts. Discover how this will expand your horizons.



What do United students have to say about their experiences? Learn what it’s like to be a member of the United community.