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Degree Programs

Associate of Arts in Ministry (A.Min.) (Requirements)
(60 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)

Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)
AS-101. Beginnings of the Old Testament. 4 credits
AS-110. Beginnings of the New Testament. 4 credits
AS-201. Theology. 4 credits
AS-401. Early Church History. 4 credits
Church History elective. 4 credits
B-810. Introduction to Pastoral Ministry. 4 credits
Additional elective courses. 36 credits
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Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) (Requirements)
(60 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study above the Associates Degree or 120 credit hours)

Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)
B-101/10. Old Testament Studies 4 credits.
B-120/30. New Testament Studies 4 credits.
B-20x. Fundamentals of Theology (choose one: 201-203). 4 credits.
B-901. Credo. Thesis on personal doctrinal beliefs. 8 credits.
Additional elective courses. 40 credits.
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Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.) (Requirements)
(60 Credits of Intensive Theological Study above the Associates Degree or 120 credit hours)

Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)
B-20x. Fundamentals of Theology (choose one: 201-203). 4 credits.
B-245. Introduction to Christology. 4 credits.
B-301. Introduction to Ethics. 4 credits.
Additional elective courses. 40 credits.
B-901. Credo. Thesis on personal doctrinal beliefs. 8 credits.
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Master of Ministry (M.Min.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)

Requires a Bachelors Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)
M-101/02. Understanding the Old Testament. 4 credits.
M-110/12. Understanding the New Testament. 4 credits.
M-20x. Systematic Theology (choose one: 201-204) 4 credits.
M-901. Masters Thesis (Optional). Thesis on pastoral ministry. (8 credits.)
[Thesis replaces two elective courses above (8 credits).
Additional elective courses. 20 credits.
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Master of Theology (Th.M.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)

Requires a Bachelors Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)
M-20x Systematic Theology (choose one: 201-204). 4 credits.
M-24x Historical Jesus (choose one). 4 credits.
M-300 Christian Ethics (choose one). 4 credits.
Additional courses in Theology (choose two: 205-295). 8 credits.
M-901 Masters Thesis (Required). Thesis on a theological doctrine. 8 credits.
Additional elective courses. 12 credits.
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Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) (Requirements)
(Doctorate by Dissertation)

Requires a recognized Masters Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

[ Intended for Christian religious professionals. ]

United Theological Seminary follows the British educational model in its Doctorate-by-Dissertation program. Participants pursuing the Th.D. degree shall complete a ten-phase process equivalent to typical work beyond the Master’s degree in a traditional doctoral program which shall include —

1. Determination of the Dissertation Topic
2. Theological School Faculty Approval
3. Dissertation Research Methods & Development Approval
4. Obtain Research Methods Approval
5. Initial Dissertation Writing Effort and Submission
6. Dissertation Committee Evaluation and Critique
7. Dissertation Defense
8. Rewrite/Modifications to the Initial Dissertation Text
9. Submission of Completed Dissertation, Ready for Publication
10. Final Approval — Degree Award
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No transfer credit shall be applied toward this degree, neither shall there be any credit for “work experience” or “life experience.” This is an earned degree and the development of a doctoral dissertation is a major and significant academic effort.

Design Your Own Degree Plan

Your education should be a reflection of who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re heading. UTS gives you the freedom to design an individualized program of study- called a concentration- that meets YOUR educational and professional goals.  You can choose from hundreds of courses offered by UTS to create a program of study that meets your needs. With that said, many of the courses offered by UTS are not listed on our website. Please contact us for more information at info@united-seminary.net Some degree programs will require the completion of more credits than the those listed above for the standard degree programs offered by UTS i.e. the M.Div degree program requires the completion of 80 credits.