United Online



Searching for a high-quality education that doesn’t require you to uproot your family and leave the ministry you are doing in your community? United has flexible options designed for YOU! Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Benefits of United Online

Degree Programs

Master of Divinity | 78 semester hours

Can be completed online in 3-4 years with as few as 4 intensive weeks on campus.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministries | 45 semester hours

Can be completed online in 2-3 years with as few as 2 intensive weeks on campus.

Master of Theological Studies | 48 semester hours

Can be completed fully online in 2-3 years.

Intensive Weeks

During Intensive Weeks on campus in Dayton, OH, you will experience a rich community life filled with worship, covenantal experiences and shared meals and activities. Each student must check with her or his own denominational leadership regarding residency requirements for ordination. The seminary will assist each student in selecting courses to meet denominational requirements.

Non-Degree Programs

Hispanic Christian Academy

The Hispanic Christian Academy, part of United Theological Seminary’s Center for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, is designed to impact the local church by equipping and training Hispanic leaders to serve as lay pastors and leaders. It is a three-year Course of Ministry program taught online in Spanish and English.

Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

The Online Teaching and Learning Certificate program is designed for theological instructors or administrators to gain knowledge of and to begin teaching in a virtual environment.

Course of Study

Course of Study (COS) is prescribed by The United Methodist Church for the education of persons serving as Local Pastors. It follows a hybrid format, meaning that one-half of each course is delivered online and you spend only one weekend on campus. You control the pace of your learning as you complete courses.

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