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 begin March 12, 2018. Application deadline is Friday March 2nd!

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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.


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 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.

Spring 2018 Courses

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

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This seminar presents an outline of the life of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon from the perspective of Rev. Moon’s understanding of the mission of the Messiah as True Parents, which they undertook. It begins with the Divine Principle explanation of the Messiah’s responsibility to stand as the new Adam and Eve, the True Parents of humankind, and the principles by which the Messiah is to fulfill this. This leads to a structured set of tangible and measurable objectives, beginning with themselves as individuals and as a couple, their family, their clan, their religious community and other affiliated organizations, their nation, the world and the spirit world. According to this hermeneutic, we will analyze the historical record of Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s lives, creating hypotheses as to the rationale by which they determined their goals and objectives and responded to setbacks. 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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In this course we study the holy scriptures of the world religions, looking especially at their meeting-points for peace and interfaith harmony. We begin with the Bible, which is sacred to Judaism and Christianity. Next we turn our attention to the Qur’an, the sacred scripture of Islam, before concluding by tasting the scriptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism. Through studying key scriptural texts, we can explore various points of conflict and convergence between religions. There are both hard texts that cause friction and golden texts that have become meeting-points for peace. All throughout we will examine the various ways that believers look at these texts, a topic called hermeneutics, because when it comes to scripture, the interpretation of a text is often more important than the text itself.

Two different perspectives are intertwined in this course: First, we can look at a scripture as it is understood the faith community that holds it sacred; for this we need to understand what each religion teaches, its own reference point, and how its scripture supports its beliefs. We will also learn about exegesis, which is the art of drawing out the meaning of a text to illustrate a life lesson or a tenet of faith.

Second, we can look at the interconnectedness between the scriptures of different faiths; and for this we have a great resource, World Scripture and the Teachings of Sun Myung Moon (or World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts). We will consult this work throughout the course. 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:

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