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East African House of Study

We invite you to join one of United’s emerging Houses of Study. As Houses are developed and sufficient enrollment is reached, we will launch the new House of Study. This is a great opportunity to be a part of something new. Learn more about how United’s developing Houses of Study can equip you for ministry as you learn from an expert in the field.

The East African House of Study at United Theological Seminary is designed to provide accredited theological training that engages and equips students to grow followers of Jesus for the impact of the world, and specifically the East Africa region, in the context where they serve. This approach eliminates challenges international students face, such as visa applications, traveling abroad, isolation from family, expenses associated with attending school abroad, and many more.

Contextually-driven training will include:

  • Learning evangelism styles
  • Mission strategies
  • Church planting
  • Research and innovation

Students will graduate equipped to become a leader in leading churches, faith-based organizations, secular institutions, or impacting the world of academia through university research and teaching.

Academic Programs

Master’s Tracks

East African tracks are available through United’s Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degrees, so you can pursue your studies through your program of choice.

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Non-Degree Certificates

Certificate in Service and Leadership

The Certificate in Service and Leadership (CSL) equips students for serving in a variety of ministries in a church through 8 courses over a two-year period. The CSL is available to domestic and international students. The fully online format fits your busy schedule and allows you to complete your coursework from wherever you live.

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Certificate in Theology and Ministry

The Certificate in Theology and Ministry (CTM) equips students for teaching, preaching, and leading in a church through 18 online courses offered over a three-year period. The CTM is available to domestic and international students. The fully online format fits your busy schedule and allows you to complete your coursework from wherever you live.

View the area and program requirements

East African tracks are available through United's Master of Divinity, Master of Ministry, and Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, so you can pursue your studies through your program of choice.

Click here to view the area and degree requirements for each degree program.

*The establishment and maintenance of Houses of Study at United Theological Seminary are dependent on sufficient enrollment.

Meet the Director

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Saneta MaikoSaneta Maiko, PhD., MS., BCC is a former John Templeton Research Fellow with Indiana University School of Medicine (2017-2019). His clinical research investigated the role of spirituality and religion on the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of metastatic outpatient cancer patients and caregivers. He has published on the role of faith and spirituality in coping among the surrogate medical decision makers. Dr. Maiko continues to serve as the Chief Mission Strategist (Conference Superintendent) for the North Central District of the Indiana Conference United Methodist churches. Dr. Maiko graduated from Indiana University Fairbanks (GC-Public Health), Indiana University School of Medicine (MS-Clinical Research), Purdue University (MS-Organization Leadership) and Concordia Seminary (PhD).  He is also trained in Reflective Supervision from Cambridge University (Wesley House), UK and graduated from Indiana University Health’s Emerging Leaders program. An experienced Elder of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Maiko is the founder and former Executive Director of Crime Victim Care of Allen County (Amani Family Services-Fort Wayne) and grants and Chaplain Researcher at Indiana University Health. Dr. Maiko has many years of leading organizations, serving on boards, and is an affiliate Research Scientist with Indiana University School of Medicine’s Center for Aging Research. He continues to be an affiliate professor of organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue University. He is a recognized leader in training Intercultural Competence to Law Enforcement, Social Agencies, Businesses, and Healthcare Systems. A Nationally licensed Intercultural Development Qualified Administrator, Dr. Maiko is also Nationally Board Certified as a Healthcare Chaplain. He is a recipient of several honors and awards. He has authored a book, articles, and reviews in medical, leadership, chaplaincy, missions, and youth journals.  Dr. Maiko loves making a difference in the world for Jesus!

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