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Houses of Study

Houses of Study at United equip students for service in the communities, movements and denominations where they serve. Houses support students in several ways: through academic tracks in United’s Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree programs; through mutual support in formation groups; and through mentorship from facilitators and spiritual directors in United’s Contextual Ministries program. Houses may also include related non-degree certificates and groups in United’s Doctor of Ministry program. Within a House of Study, you will find support from a House of Study director and fellowship among your peers. In most cases, the House of Study Director mentors the DMin focus group and may teach specialized elective courses in the Master’s tracks, enabling you to learn from an expert in the field.

  1. AME Zion

    Instructs, prepares, and empowers clergy and lay leaders with 21st Century ministry resources taught from an African American Methodist (Wesleyan) historic Christian faith point of view.

  2. Fresh Expressions

    Equips visionary leaders who are called to cultivate transformational Christian communities.

  3. Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship

    Developing and equipping charismatic intellectuals for 21st century ministry.

  4. Global Methodist

    Preparing biblically-grounded and Spirit-filled leaders in a vibrant expression of the Wesleyan/Methodist heritage.

  5. Global Pentecostal

    A master’s track designed specifically for students in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions.

  6. Hispanic

    Para estudiantes hispanohablantes que desean obtener un título de Maestría en divinidades.
    For Spanish-speaking students pursuing their Master of Divinity degree.

  7. Korean

    MDiv (목회학 석사), MACM(기독교 사역학 석사) 또는 MMin (사역학 석사) 학위를 추구하는 한국어권 학생을 위한 것이다.
    For Korean-speaking students pursuing their MDiv, MACM, or MMin degree.

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

Fresh Expressions

Equips visionary leaders who are called to cultivate transformational Christian communities.

Mosaix

Training for experienced leaders seeking to build healthy multiethnic, economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just, and financially sustainable churches.

Hispanic

Para estudiantes hispanohablantes que desean obtener un título de Maestría en divinidades.

For Spanish-speaking students pursuing their Master of Divinity degree.

Pentecostal

A master’s track designed specifically for students in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions.

Black United Methodist

Equipping students for new ways of being the Black church in the 20th century.

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Newly Forming Houses 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.

JABULA LUMINARY

The Jabula Luminary House of Study, in partnership with Jabula Worldwide, is for luminaries to be trained and released to fulfill the call of evangelism to bring the Kingdom of God to earth by restoring and protecting the rights of all people.

Director: Dr. Claudette Morgan-Scott

GLOBAL LUTHERAN

The Global Lutheran House of Study is a track to develop, equip, and train lay and pastoral leaders for the Global Lutheran church.

Director: Dr. Rodney L. Ford

EAST AFRICAN

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.

Directors: Dr. Saneta Maiko

Houses of Study Scholarship

When God calls you to ministry, finances shouldn’t stand in the way. That’s why United is committed to helping students pursue their calling through a high-quality, affordable education.

If you are considering one of United’s Houses of Study, you may be eligible for the new House of Study Scholarship!*

Award amount: 40% master’s tuition for up to three years in a House of Study.

  • Must enroll in a master’s track in one of United’s Houses of Study
  • 40% scholarship will be awarded for students registered for 6 or more credits per semester; the scholarship will be reduced to 20% for students registered for 3-5 credits
  • 2.5 GPA or higher in previous bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Essay: 300 words describing why you want to join a House of Study

Scholarships are limited and based on available funds. To apply, please fill out the form below.

    Degree Program of Interest

    If selected for the House of Study scholarship, it cannot be combined with other United scholarships.

    However, due to the limited House of Study scholarships available, we encourage you to apply for any United scholarships for which you may be eligible. Contact studentaid@united.edu to learn about available scholarships. Please refer to the Scholarships tab on the United Student Aid page for more information about general scholarship requirements and the application process.

    *Due to special tuition rates, students in the Hispanic and Korean Houses of Study are not eligible for the Houses of Study scholarship. Please see the Hispanic and Korean Houses of Study page for more information on special tuition rates.

    Por favor consulte con la página de la Casa de Estudios Hispana para más información sobre los costos especiales de matrícula. 

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    AME ZION

    Designed to instruct, prepare, and empower clergy and lay leaders with 21st Century ministry resources taught from an African American Methodist / Wesleyan historic Christian faith point of view.

    Director: Bishop Eric Leake

    BLACK UNITED METHODIST

    Equipping students for new ways of being the Black church in the 20th century.

    Director: Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross

    FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FELLOWSHIP

    Designed to develop and equip charismatic intellectuals for 21st century ministry.

    Director: Bishop Lisa Weah

    MOSAIX

    Training for experienced leaders seeking to build healthy multiethnic, economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just, and financially sustainable churches.

    Director: Rev. Chip Freed

    GLOBAL LUTHERAN

    The Global Lutheran House of Study is a track to develop, equip, and train lay and pastoral leaders for the Global Lutheran church.

    Directors: Rev. Dr. Richard Blue Jr., Rev. Daniel P. Landin, and Rev. Thomas Thorstad, STS

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