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.

The Application deadline for Online courses is September 28. | Fall 2018 Courses begin on October 8th.

Fall 2018 Courses

Online courses run October 8 - December 7, 2018

LTR 5411 Islam

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According to statistics, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the 21st century making it the second largest world religion after Christianity. Why is Islam growing? How is Islam a challenge in the western world?

This course introduces the tradition of Islam from an authentic perspective: the life of Muhammad, the Qur’an, central beliefs and traditions, schools of jurisprudence, the history of Islam, the social impact of Islam, and Islam’s theory of war and peace.

The course will also explore some of the contemporary issues related to the Sharia (Islamic Law), Terrorism, Jihad, Human Rights and Women’s Rights. 3 credits

- Taught by Dr. Drissa Kone, Assistant Professor in Ministry. He also serves as UTS' Director of Student Life and minister to the Belvedere Family Community in Westchester, NY.

THE 5611 Unification Philosophy

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Unification Philosophy is the philosophy of Rev. Sun Myung Moon; this philosophy was then systematized by the late Dr. Sang Hun Lee as Unification Thought.

This course explores various frameworks of interpretation in order to expand the meaning and horizon of Rev. Moon’s philosophical ideas within and beyond Unification Thought.

The course focuses on articulating the philosophical principles in Rev. Moon’s religious thought, explores their philosophical implications, and examines their plausibility. 3 credits

- Taught by Dr. Keisuke Noda, Professor of Philosophy and Academic Dean at UTS, is a philosopher with background in phenomenology and hermeneutics.

THE 5631: Divine Principle in Depth

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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. 3 credits

- Taught by Dr. Andrew Wilson, Professor of Scriptural Studies at UTS. He has also worked as an author and an editor of World Scripture, Chambumo Gyeong, True Family Values, and Exposition of the Divine Principle


The cost for a 3-credit course is a total of $1,680, consisting of $1,575 for tuition and $105 for fees. The introductory scholarship is $1,050 per course. That means that a student will pay $630 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.
There is an application fee of $30 for the Master Degree. The Non-Degree Application registration fee is waived.
Usually 7-10 days after submitting your Master Degree application. Within 3 days for a Non-Degree application.
The cost for a 3-credit course is a total of $1,680, consisting of $1,575 for tuition and $105 for fees.  The introductory scholarship is $1,050 per course.  That means that a student will pay $630 for one 3-credit course. 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:

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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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