Dear Students,


Because of the unique circumstances that we find ourselves in due to COVID-19, we will not be listing our upcoming courses for Fall 2020 until the beginning of August. Please check back at that time for the updated course schedule.


We thank you for your patience and understanding.



UTS-Online education gives students anywhere in the USA and throughout the world access to courses taught by outstanding UTS professors. Online learning allows you to fit graduate-level study into your own schedule—wherever you are. 

You will enter a global conversation on subjects that matter to you, with others from around the globe who have diverse perspectives.

Spring 2020 Courses

Online Courses - Spring 2020

15 week courses start on January 27th
12 week courses start on February 17th

EDU 5512: Marriage and Family Enrichment - starts February 17th

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The course explores practical and pastoral approaches to enriching marriage and family. Students use social science and religious perspectives to examine the essential purpose of marriage and the family. Trends that weaken the family are examined. There will be a focus on skills and strategies for healing and improving dimensions of the marriage relationship. (3 credits, 12 weeks)

- Taught by Lynn R. Walsh, MSW, MDiv, has been teaching sociology at the University of Bridgeport for over 15 years. She is the Director of the Universal Peace Federation's Office of the Family and serves on the executive committee of the NGO Committee on the Family at the United Nations. She was a family therapist and is a certified relationship education instructor.


Starts February 17th - SCR 5141 New Testament Foundations

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Explore the links that confirms the New Testament is based on the Old Testament. Highlight the context of the biblical story that shaped and influenced the message of the New Testament. Focus on the content of Jesus’ message and review the difficulties involved in the compilation of the New Testament canon. (3 credits, 12 weeks)

- Taught by Victor Ken Cadette, D. Min., Adjunct Assistant Professor, is a Baptist minister who has pastored churches in Trinidad and in New Jersey, USA. Through the Baptist World Alliance and the Caribbean Baptist Fellowship, he has had the opportunity to take the mission of the church and the gospel to many areas of the world.


THE 5602 Toward a Theology of the Only-Begotten Daughter - starts January 27th  

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This class will discuss the significance of True Mother’s ministry and especially the proclamation that she is God’s only-begotten Daughter. We will examine the theological meaning of "only-begotten," comparing Unificationist and Christian understandings of the term. We will look at several of her core teachings: God as Heavenly Parent, the Cheon Il Guk Era, hyojeong, and “Peace Starts with Me.” Throughout, we will explore new possibilities for the kerygma of the Family Federation in its outreach to the world. (3 credits, 15 weeks)

- Taught by Andrew Wilson, Ph.D., Professor of Scriptural Studies is a prolific scholar, whose books and papers cover diverse topics from a Unification perspective ranging from religion and peace to character education to the theory of the spirit world. 



Starts February 17th - THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice

This course covers major theories in normative ethics: utilitarianism, deontological ethics (Kant), and virtue ethics. Through the analysis of moral dilemmas taken from real cases, students will see how those ethical perspectives/principles are applied. The course also reviews other ethical positions including relativism (individual and cultural), egoism, and divine command ethics. The course will delve into philosophical issues including the origin of moral authority, human nature, moral autonomy, freedom, responsibility, justice, and social values. Students will reflect on the relationships between religion and ethics throughout the course. (3 credits, 12 weeks)

- Taught by Keisuke Noda, Ph. D.,Professor of Philosophy, Associate in Loghtherapy at the Viktor Frankl Institute takes a hermeneutic approach to the phenomena of religion, science and mental health. His publications include philosophical novels as well.


An online course is either a twelve week intensive or a 15 week (normal semester length) course.  The twelve week intensive will cover 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:

Which browsers does Canvas support?

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Will Canvas work on my mobile device?

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  • Access Instructure's Mobile App Guides.

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

  • Recommended screen size, operating systems, computer and Internet speed.
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. You need to have time and commitment to study the course material and to maintain learning for the entire period the course is in session.
No. You can register as a Non-Degree (non-matriculated) student, see also next question.
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 by submitting a Non-Degree application. 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.
Yes, you can complete the Master of Arts in Religious Studies fully online. Our remaining degree programs still require physical presence at our campus. However, you can take some courses online and apply them to those programs. For details, contact
This depends in when you took a course the last time. If it is more than one year ago, you need to reapply. If in doubt, send us an email.
Click on the "Apply Now!" tab further up on this page and follow the instructions there. You will be given a link to fill out a complete application. At that stage you can choose between Non-Degree or one of our degree programs.
There is an application fee of $30 for the Master and Doctoral Degrees. The Non-Degree Application fee is waived.
All payments can be done by credit card through Populi.  Your credit card issuer will convert your home currency to US Dollars for a fee.  If you do not want to pay by credit card, you can purchase an international money order or send a check in US Dollars.  At this moment we cannot accept payments in any other currency.
These are two different processes for two different purposes. The application gives us your name, address, and other vital information we need for legal reasons.  The registration is where you tell us which specific course(s) you are planning to take.
After you submit your application you will receive an email from us with further instructions. Expect emails regarding Online Orientation, email address, access to Populi (our Student Information System).  Details for registration are covered in the Online Orientation.
Within 3 days for a Non-Degree application.  Usually 7-10 days after submitting your Master Degree application after all necessary documents have been received.  Minimum requirements for consideration for admission to a Master Degree are the completed application, at least one recommendation letter, and proof of an undergraduate degree. For any question send an email to
A visa is not needed to enroll in the online courses, unless you are also taking courses on campus.  In that case several other regulations apply to you. Check with our staff who are trained in visa issues.
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.
UTS charges $540 per credit. A 3-credit online course costs $1620.  Financial Aid offers 30% and 50% scholarships. An additional registration and technology fee of $15 per credit is applied.

Apply Now!

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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