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, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries and Master of Ministry 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.
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.
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
Equipping students for new ways of being the Black church in the 20th century.
Director: Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross
Designed to develop and equip charismatic intellectuals for 21st century ministry.
Director: Bishop Lisa Weah
Training for experienced leaders seeking to build healthy multiethnic, economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just, and financially sustainable churches.
Director: Rev. Chip Freed
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
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: 50% 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
- Must register for at least 9 hours per semester or 6 hours per trimester
- 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
To apply, please fill out the form below. Scholarships are limited to the first 12 students in each House of Study, so apply now!
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 [email protected]
*Please see the Hispanic House 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.