Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

Note: Available to UTS Grads prior to 1986.

We have good news for all alumni out there who graduated before we got our accreditation from New York State (1986).

It has taken some time to reach an agreement with the State Education Department about the conferral of degrees on students in your situation. At this point, the SED has approved awarding transfer credit "as merited and appropriate" for the course work you did previously at the Seminary and apply them to a Master's Degree. However, you must complete all current degree requirements which are quite different now from when you were at Barrytown. By now you will know that UTS changed from the trimester to the semester system in Fall 2006. As a result of this change it has become easier for you to receive your accredited degree. The most recent evaluations showed that students needed between zero and three courses, with the majority needing Korean and/or field education. Both these requirements are available as distance learning opportunities. In order to determine how much or little work you have to do in order to get your degree, send a request to the Registrar - with your signature - for an evaluation. Include your current address, and make sure you include the name under which you attended UTS. If you requested an evaluation prior to Fall 2006, you may want to re-apply. You could be pleasantly surprised.


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Statement on Charlottesville by Dr. Hugh Spurgin, UTS President
The Unification Theological Seminary community calls for racial and religious tolerance in the wake of another outbreak of hatred and violence in Charlottesville. We repudiate racism, white supremacy and all hate groups.

Our hope is that America will always seek love, unity and the higher ground. Let us pray for healing rather than condemnation, peaceful activity rather than violence, and love for all people rather than racial and religious conflict.

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Dr. Kathy Winings, who has served as UTS Vice-President for Academic Affairs, has accepted a new position as Director of the UTS Instructional Site in Clinton Maryland. She will continue as Director of the UTS D.Min. Program and as faculty in Religious Education and Ministry. 

Dr. Winings pioneered establishment of the NY Extension Center at 4 West 43rd Street in Manhattan beginning in 2000. Now Dr. Winings will be responsible to oversee developments for UTS at the Maryland campus, reporting directly to President Hugh Spurgin. 

keisuke noda 2 profile smlDr. Keisuke Noda will assume responsibility as UTS Academic Dean and continue as faculty in Philosophy.

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