United’s mission: to prepare faithful and fruitful Christian leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
At United Theological Seminary, we believe in the transformative power of the Holy Spirit that occurs as you grow in your faith and live into your God-given purpose. Our curriculum is rooted in the power of the Holy Spirit and the biblical tradition, exposing students to God’s transforming work in their lives. We hope that through your study at United you will become a bold, Spirit-filled leader who makes disciples of Jesus Christ and in doing so makes a difference in the world.
Why should you choose United Theological Seminary?
1 | United’s Values and Beliefs
United is a Christian theological seminary, 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.
2 | Our Faculty
United’s outstanding faculty care about your academic and spiritual growth. Our faculty members are faithful Christians who are active in local churches. Most are ordained, and many have served as pastors.
3 | Flexible Options
Our flexible options are designed to make high-quality education accessible for working pastors and other professionals — whenever and wherever works for your busy schedule. Courses are available through traditional on-campus formats, week-long intensives, online courses or innovative virtual courses, which meet simultaneously on-campus and online. Learn more about our flexible options.
4 | Diverse Christian Perspectives
United Theological Seminary is one of thirteen United Methodist seminaries in the United States. While we are a seminary of The United Methodist Church, we welcome students from many backgrounds. Students from more than 30 different denominations and from various races and nationalities come together in an environment that fosters respect, learning and growth. As students encounter diverse perspectives, they refine their own beliefs and help one another pursue their God-given dreams.
5 | Practical Education
Strong academically, yet richly practical, an education at United prepares you for actual ministry in the Church and beyond.