Life Experience

LIFE EXPERIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

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The Life Experience Degree Program offers students of mature age the opportunity to earn their degree totally by Life Experience Credits without any required or additional course work. The UTS Life Experience Degree is a true Life Experience Degree program, 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 his/her degree. If the Board of Regents votes favorably, the student need only pay the Degree by Portfolio fee.

For those who successfully qualify for the conferral of their Life Experience Degree issued by United Theological Seminary and desire to participate in an official UTS Commencement Exercise, please contact the Office of Administration to make the necessary and proper arrangements. As with all UTS students, there is a $100.00 walking fee assessed for on-site Commencement Exercises.

DEGREE
LIFE/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Associates DegreeBachelors 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 StudiesAssociate 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 Divinie Music

Bachelor of Ministry

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

MASTERS DEGREES
DOCTORAL DEGREES
Master of Christian Business AdministrationMaster of Christian Education

Master of Christian Ministry

Master of Church Administration

Master of Divinity

Master of Divinie 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 Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Ministry

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Life Experience Degree Packages include the following:

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ Custom printed Diploma bearing the student’s name, degree earned and the gold seal of UBTS
  • Padded Diploma Cover
  • Two (2) Official Transcripts signed and sealed by the UBTS Registrar
  • One (1) Letter of Educational Verification
  • One (1) Letter of Recognition signed by the President of UBTS
  • One (1) Certificate of Membership in the UBTS Alumni Association

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 without additional academic requirements.

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.

  • Acquire your previous Official Transcripts from all schools previously attended and have them forwarded to UTS
  • 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(s) you are applying for.
    (NOTE: The Board of Regents makes the final determination of the actual Degree and Discipline earned)