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Life Experience Degree

The UTS Life Experience Degree Program offers students of a mature age the opportunity to earn their degree by using their ministry life experience to earn credits toward a degree program. The UTS Life Experience Degree Program is designed to assess the students educational and academic standing through prior learning, professional experience and other factors.

Students age 35 and older are offered the opportunity to take the Portfolio Assessment Evaluation to determine the student’s status and academic standing based on prior learning, practical experience, books read and seminars/symposiums attended. The Portfolio Assessment is $100.00, which is due and payable at the time the student submits his/her portfolio for assessment.

Upon review, the Board of Regents will make its determination whether or not the student qualifies for enrollment in this program. If the Board of Regents votes favorably, the student will need to pay the $100.00 Portfolio assessment fee. The student may receive up to 30 credits that may be applied toward their degree program. All remaining credits for the degree program must be earned by completing the necessary coursework.

DEGREE
LIFE/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Associates Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Masters Degree

Master of Divinity

Doctorate Degree

Doctorate of Philosophy

5 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience8 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience

10 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience
Requirement: a Bachelors Degree from a recognized and accredited institution

12 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience
Requirement: a Bachelors Degree from a recognized and accredited institution

15 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience
Requirement: a Masters Degree from a recognized and accredited institution

20 years minimum full-time Life/Professional Experience
Requirement: a Masters Degree from a recognized and accredited institution

ASSOCIATES DEGREES
BACHELORS DEGREES

Associate in Biblical Studies

Associate in Christian Education

Associate in Christian Ministry

Associate in Ministry

Associate in Sacred Theology

Bachelor of Christian Business Administration

Bachelor of Christian Education

Bachelor of ChristianMinistry

Bachelor of Church Administration

Bachelor of Divinity

Bachelor of Divine Music

Bachelor of Ministry

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

MASTERS DEGREES
DOCTORAL DEGREES

Master of Christian Business Administration

Master of Christian Education

Master of Christian Education

Master of Christian Ministry

Master of Church Administration

Master of Divinity

Master of Divine Music

Master of Ministry

Master of Sacred Theology

Doctor of Canon Law (Juris Doctorate Theologian)
Doctor of Christian Business Administration
Doctor of Christian Education
Doctor of Divinity
Doctor of Divine Music
Doctor of Sacred Theology

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian EducationDoctor of Philosophy in Ministry

Acquire your previous Official Transcripts from all schools previously attended and have them forwarded to UTS is one of the few non-governmentally accredited institution that is authorized through NAPTI, EEN and NBCA to administer the Life Experience Degree Program, providing our students the opportunity to earn an accredited and recognized degree.

There is a $100.00 Portfolio Assessment Fee required to review and calculate total credits to be awarded for prior learning and professional credits earned. This Assessment Fee must be paid in full at time of application/enrollment and is non-refundable.

How to Apply:

Be sure to follow the following instructions carefully. Failure to submit accurate information will be grounds for rejection of your application.

  • All books previously read. Include Title, Author, Publisher, ISBN number, Copyright Date, and Edition for each book Submit
  • Submit your personal/professional resume, which can be copied and pasted from a Word.doc or .PDF into the proper field of the application
  • Submit three (3) or more personal character references. Include Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and Years Acquainted
  • Answer each and every question pertaining to views of Biblical Doctrine and Theological studies. Please be sure to indicate via scripture your reasons for your view and provide any valid sustaining information you may have
  • Indicate the Degree that you are applying for.
    (NOTE: The Board of Regents makes the final determination of the actual Degree and Discipline that the student qualifies for)

*The UTS LED degree is to be used for ministry purposes only. UTS cannot guarantee that your LED degree can be used for secular purposes or to matriculate into a DOE accredited school*