Founded in 1975 by Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, the Unification Theological Seminary [UTS] offers professional training in the ministry. It confers four accredited graduate degrees: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education and Master of Arts in Religious Studies.
The Barrytown campus is located 90 miles north of New York City on 250 acres of scenic land overlooking the Hudson River. It is a spiritual community with a strong tradition of piety. Barrytown’s extensive grounds are conducive to prayer and reflection.
In addition, UTS serves a broad spectrum of denominations through the New York City campus. Located in midtown Manhattan, the New York City location draws students from the New York metropolitan area including New Jersey and Connecticut.
Interreligious and ecumenical fellow-ship has been a central component of the seminary's history and vision. Numerous scholars and religious leaders from a wide range of religious backgrounds encountered Unification theology for the first time by participat-ing in its ecumenical conferences. Today UTS is partnering with the Universal Peace Federation, which is working on the international level with people of all faiths to promote world peace based on universal spiritual principles. UTS is also partnering with the American Clergy Leadership Conference, a fellowship of clergy that encompasses all branches of Christianity in the United States. It provides training which broadens students’ horizons about working cooperatively with people of all religions to address social problems.
UTS educates men and women of all denominations to be effective leaders who live and communicate the love and truth of God. Religious education, pastoral counseling and internship pro-grams provide opportunities for practical training in skills needed for the ministry. The Doctor of Ministry Program is a non-residential advanced degree program designed for active ministers, which gives them the opportunity to reflect on their ministries, expand their ministerial skills, and enhance their personal theological and spiritual development.
The seminary’s more than fifteen hundred graduates serve in a broad array of missions in the U.S. and overseas. They have taken up leadership positions in the church, young adult ministry, social service and family ministries, interfaith organi-zations and NGOs. Graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in education, journalism, law, medicine, politics and business.