Why United?

God has placed a call and dream on the hearts of each of our students. Through practical training and investing in the spiritual formation of our students, United is helping those dreams take flight.

Top  Reasons Students Pick United

1 | United’s Theological Emphasis

We are committed to the historic Christian faith, the cultivation of holiness and the renewal of the Church.

2 | Our Faculty

Our faculty members are faithful Christians who are active in local churches. Most are ordained, and many have served as pastors.

3 | Online, Intensive and Traditional courses

Our students can take courses in online, intensive and traditional formats. Our flexible schedule is designed to meet the needs of working pastors and other professionals.

4 | Denominational Diversity

While we are a seminary of The United Methodist Church, we welcome students from many denominations. At United, you will find students from the Presbyterian, Baptist, Wesleyan Holiness, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, UCC and Episcopal traditions, to name a few.

5 | Our 78-Hour Degree Program

Our Master of Divinity program is a focused, structured course of study that provides students with essential training for ministry.

6 | Our Doctor of Ministry Program

In United’s Doctor of Ministry program, experienced pastors can refine pastoral skills in focused areas of study. Our group-based model allows students and mentors to participate in this program even if they live at a considerable distance from Dayton.

Find a degree that works for you:

Overview of Degrees