uts online laptopOnline learning, a new initiative identified in UTS' draft 5-year strategic plan (2017-2022) - will begin in October 2017. Two courses, "Unification Apologetics" and "Divine Principle in Depth" will be taught online by UTS faculty Dr. Tyler Hendricks  and Dr. Andrew Wilson, respectively. Both courses are credit-bearing and can lead to a Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.) degree.

In a recent article we reported on how UTS professors are being introduced and trained in using Canvas, the online learning management system which UTS has contracted.

“A lot of education courses are moving to online, all universities want to offer the opportunity for face-to-face, blended and online courses, so that people can take their courses and finish their education in ways that are most convenient to them.”Lisa Ames, Canvas trainer

 UTS is building its online education to allow students to access our courses in globally. Online learning allows you to fit graduate-level study into your own schedule—wherever you are. You will become part of a global experience engaging those who have different perspectives; learning from other online students from around the world.


Upcoming Online courses:

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Unification Apologetics

How do you represent Unification faith to those who challenge it? Learn the meaning of “apologetics,” the background of people’s doubts, criticisms and accusations, how to share historically-based, Principled responses, both personally and publicly, and the heart of God with which to do so.

- Taught by Dr. Tyler Hendricks, former President of the Unification Church, USA, former President of UTS, and founder of True Parents Way www.trueparentsway.com



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Divine Principle in Depth

Divine Principle provides the formula for our life with God and one another. It is also a resource for ecumenical relations, offering amazing insights into the Bible and Christian doctrines. This is an advanced course equipping students with the analytical tools they need to deal with diverse opinions and faith styles.

Taught by Dr. Andrew Wilson who has worked as the author or editor of World Scripture, Chambumo Gyeong, True Family Values, and Exposition of the Divine Principle



uts online tablet medUTS is proud to serve the needs of a diverse student body representing many faiths and denominations. There are three masters’ degrees: an M.A. in Religious Studies, a Master of Religious Education, and a Master of Divinity, plus a Doctor of Ministry program.

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.) degree prepares students for diverse positions and ministries as well as for doctoral studies. It offers optional concentrations in Interfaith Peacebuilding, Non-Profit Leadership, Unification Studies and Theological Studies.

Master of Arts in Religious Studies | Graduation Requirements
- 48 credit hours
- A minimum grade point average of 2.50
- Mid Program Review
- A Masters Project or Thesis
Foundation Courses:
SCR 5151 World Scriptures and World Peace
THE 5132 Theology of Peacebuilding
THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice in the Age of Globalization
LTR 5513 World Religions and Global Conflict
To see the full selection of electives and optional concentrations, view information on the MA degree page.

Recognized as a global center for Unification theological education and research, UTS also is a primary resource on Rev. Moon and his teachings for people both inside and outside the Unification movement. In recent surveys taken at several Unificationist events around the world the following areas of study were found to be of highest interest to potential students: 

The courses taught at UTS were not only insightful but also enlightening for the heart, mind and soul. We learned a lot about critical and pressing issues in today's world, however at times it felt like God was telling me something that I needed to hear."Youngsoon Quinn M.A. (UTS’16)

1. Life and Teachings of True Parents 
2. Unification Studies (Divine Principle, Cheon Il Guk Scriptures) 
3. Pastoral Ministry (Counseling, Marriage & Family) 
4. Unification Theology 
5. Unification Philosophy

The worldwide Unification movement needs leaders who can apply the Unification worldview (Unification theology and scriptures; the life and teachings of True Parents) in their cultural context, and who can affirm the unchanging values and ideals and apply them in their changing circumstances. UTS is prepared to serve that need.