United Online


United offers students a high-quality seminary education with flexible options for on-campus and online courses. Designed especially for those who live in regions where theological education is not available, United’s flexible programs combine online and on-campus options that allow you to remain in your ministry context and complete your degree. Choose between three-year or four-year degree plans and customize your class format to fit your schedule!

United Online offers the following degrees primarily online, with minimal time on-campus:

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

United offers the following fully online programs:

Master of Theological Studies
Hispanic Christian Academy
Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

Hybrid Programs:

Course of Study School of Ohio courses are available in hybrid format.

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At United, you will participate in media- rich online courses that include interactive engagement with professors and classmates. During on-campus Intensive Weeks in Dayton, OH, you will experience a rich community life with worship, covenantal experiences and shared meals and activities.

You may combine any online and on-campus courses to create the degree plan that works for you.

  • Hybrid courses allow you to attend on-campus classes and complete your coursework online.
  • Virtual courses meet simultaneously on-campus and online. Online students engage in class discussions via a webcam.
  • Fully online classes meet in the United Online learning environment and can be completed on your schedule during the semester.

Each student must check with her or his own denominational leadership regarding residency requirements for ordination. The seminary will assist each student in selecting courses to meet denominational requirements.

This program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and The Higher Learning Commission which govern theological and higher education, respectively.