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.

Spring 2018 Online courses just started. Watch this space for updates about the next term!

Spring 2018 Courses

Online courses run March 12 - May 4, 2018

LTR 5622 Life and Thought of Sun Myung and Hak Ja Han Moon

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This course presents the life and thought of Sun Myung and Hak Ja Han Moon from the perspective that they were (and are) carrying out the mission of the Messiah as they understand it, to wit: The Messiah’s responsibility is to stand as the new, biblical Adam and Eve, the embodiment of God and True Parents of humankind. Rev. Moon derived from this a set of objectives for himself and his wife, for their family, their religious community and other affiliated organizations, their nation, the world and the spirit world. 

The student will grasp the essence of their complex path, starting with core projects addressing marriage and family life, women’s activism, and youth and students, then integrating business ventures, environmental, interfaith and political advocacy, media activities, education, work with academia and cultural entities, sports, spiritual healing and more. 

Students will carry out historical research on a specific historical question of their choice. 3 credits

- 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

SCR 5151 World Scriptures and World Peace

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World Scriptures and World Peace gives primary attention to the Bible and the Qur’an, the sacred scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Among the world’s religions, these “Abrahamic faiths” are at the center of religious conflict today. Through studying their scriptures, we can find meeting-points for peace and interfaith harmony. Then we will conclude by tasting the scriptures of Buddhism and Confucianism.

Each of these scriptures weaves a rich tapestry of teachings that speak to the varieties of human experiences with God and the ways that faith addresses the human condition. They speak to the ways of God’s providence, the pain of undeserved suffering, and the hope for redemption. There are both hard texts that cause friction and golden texts that inspire believers to strive for peace.

With ample coverage of the Bible, this course can serve as a general introduction for students whose ministries are in the Christian world. The course also spends three weeks on the Qur’an, to elucidate the basics of Islam. 

Two different perspectives are intertwined in this course: First, we can look at a scripture as it is understood by the faith community that holds it sacred. Second, we can look at it from the standpoint of one's own faith. These perspectives complement each other, as understanding the traditions and beliefs of others opens new avenues and helps us avoid pitfalls when sharing one's understanding of truth with them. 3 credits

- 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

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Anticipated online courses for the Fall of 2018 are:

and possibly...


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.
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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.
12 credits. Students wishing to study further will then have to apply to enter one of the UTS graduate degree programs. 12 credits is the maximum allowed to be taken with a non-degree status 
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 there.
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, March 2, 2018
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 online@uts.edu 
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 online@uts.edu
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.

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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.

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.

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