Learning that fits your lifestyle.
Our divinity and ministry programs are designed to make high-quality seminary education accessible for working pastors and other professionals—whenever and wherever is best for your busy schedule. Courses are available through traditional on-campus formats, week-long intensives on campus in Dayton, Ohio, online programs or innovative virtual programs, which meet simultaneously on-campus and online.
Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional degree program centered in the practice of ministry. This degree presupposes a Master of Divinity degree followed by at least three years of ministry.
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is for those preparing to enter ministry as ordained religious leaders or professional lay ministers. United’s program meets the requirements for ordination in most major Protestant denominations.
Master of Ministry
The Master of Ministry (MMin) provides a strong foundation in theological education and spiritual formation. The MMin is ideal for those working toward a Doctor of Ministry who first need to achieve the equivalent of a Master of Divinity.
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM) equips people for leadership and service in various areas related to the Christian community’s public life and practice.
Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree is designed for persons wishing to pursue the study of religion to increase their religious understanding and their ministerial capacity to serve the Church and community.
Master of Arts
The Master of Arts (MA) is a self-directed degree program that supports wide-ranging interests for study and ministry. The MA is also designed for those who wish to earn a degree while completing Advanced Course of Study.
United prepares faithful and fruitful Christian leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Values and Beliefs
We are committed to the historic faith in Jesus Christ passed down to us through scripture, sacraments, creeds and the fathers and mothers of the Church; scriptural holiness for personal transformation and the transformation of the world; and church renewal through the power of the Holy Spirit.