Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

UTS-Online enables you to fit graduate-level study into your own schedule, engaging with our faculty and fellow students from around the world —wherever you may live. You will become part of a global experience engaging a wide range of participants with unique perspectives.

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uts online tablet medUsing UTS-Online, you can either study towards earning a degree or simply take courses as a non-matriculated student for your personal enrichment as a non-degree student.

Your initial application here is as a "non-degree student". This application process is quick and does not require submission of extensive paperwork and transcripts, thereby allowing you to register in time for the October 6th deadline.

All credits earned via UTS-Online can subsequently be applied toward your chosen degree program at UTS. Please use the form below to begin your application:

1. Fill in all fields.

2. Upon clicking "Submit", you will be asked to verify the Email address you provided.

3. Next, you will receive an Email with a link directing you to fill out the full application.

Note: You will be able to return via the link provided as many times as you need. Completed fields will be automatically saved.


The cost for a 3-credit course is a total of $1,605, consisting of $1,500 for tuition and $105 for fees.  The introductory scholarship is $1,000 per course.  That means that a student will pay $605 for one 3-credit course.


An online course is an eight-week intensive course, covering the equivalent content of a fifteen-week onsite course.
UTS online courses are offered on the platform CANVAS. To get the best performance for your desktop, laptop, mobile device, and/or tablet please review the following resources:

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An online course is an intensive eight-week course, equivalent to a fifteen-week onsite course, on campus. If you are good at time-management, comfortable with expressing your ideas/thoughts in writing, and enjoy using technology, an online course may be good for you. Each course requires about 15 hours/week of work (reading texts/articles, doing writing assignments or projects, etc.) outside of the class. You need to have time and commitment to study the course material and to maintain learning for eight weeks.
Not at this time. UTS, however, plans to offer a fully online Master of Arts in Religious Studies in the near future. The current online courses are a step toward that.
Yes. You can take any course as a Non-Degree (non-matriculated) student. You learn the same course contents and do the same assignments as Master Degree (matriculated) students. You can take the course without filing a formal application to the school. You can take up to 12 credits as a Non-Degree student. To take more courses then you will need to apply for a degree program.
Click on the "Begin Application" tab further up on this page and follow the instructions to begin either a "Non-Degree Application" or a "Master Degree Application".
No. You can register as a Non-Degree (non-matriculated) student.
Simply fill out the application form and submit the tuition fee.
The application deadline is Friday, October 6
There is an application fee of $30 for the Master Degree. The Non-Degree Application registration fee is waived.
Recommendation letters should be written by someone who knows you well, and who can describe your skills, accomplishments and personality, such as a professor, your pastor, etc.
Usually 7-10 days after submitting your Master Degree application. Within 3 days for a Non-Degree application.
UTS tuition is $500 per credit. A 3 credit course costs $1500. A scholarship of $1000 is applied to each of the first introductory courses to promote the launch of the online courses. Further questions? Contact 
Yes, $105.00 per semester registration fee, which includes the use of UTS ebook and library services.  $30.00 application fee for students applying to a master degree program.
Scholarships are available. Please contact
A visa is not needed to enroll in the online courses.
The program prepares students for church lay leadership; peace-building and social service ministries in churches, faith communities and non-profits; work in interfaith ministries; management positions in churches and non-profit organizations; teaching religion in an academic setting and for those who wish to pursue further graduate work in religion.  The MA in Religious Studies is also the base degree for interfaith chaplaincy.

Fall 2017 Courses

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EDU 5604: Unification Apologetics in Practical Contexts

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



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THE 5631: 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

Future Courses

uts online laptopFollowing the Fall 2017 launch of the 2 online courses UTS will roll out a further two courses for Spring 2018

Anticipated for the Fall of 2018 is:

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“My course work will help me look through the lens of religion and culture in understanding the peoples of the world. I intend to be an academic teacher, journalist, and an advocate of cultural understanding in this lifetime.” - Marivir Montebon, M.A. Student 
“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. 2016
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