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.

The Application deadline for Online courses is Friday, March 7, 2019. | Spring 2019  Courses begin on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Spring 2019 Courses

Online courses run March 11, 2019 -  May 10, 2019


THE 5132 Theology of Peacebuilding 

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Peacebuilding denotes the work of churches and NGOs to diffuse tensions to prevent war and to restore bonds of community after the wreckage of war. This course studies: 1) Jesus’ words on peace; 2) Christian pacifism and its critics;  3)  Just War theory;4) the family and peace; 5) human rights and the value of life; 6) strategies of faith-based peacebuilding as practiced in conflict zones and international conferences; 7) Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings on non-violence. Along the way, we highlight Unification teachings and activities that contribute to peace. (3 credits)

This is a core course for the MA Program

- 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


MIN 5601 Unification Rituals and Traditions  


This course will examine the Unification traditions, which have found expression in and through the devotional life of Sun Myung and Hak Ja Han Moon, as they have sought through their life course to attend and comfort our Heavenly Parent. Special attention will be given to the various rituals, which are such an important part of the Unification tradition: Pledge, Holy Days, Births, Marriage Blessing, the Seonghwa (funeral) ceremony, and others. (3 credits) 

- Taught by Dr. William Selig, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry. He is an interfaith hospital chaplain at the largest hospital in Northern Virginia.


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

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We will study these figures from the perspective that they were (and are) carrying out the mission of the Messiah as they understand it. We focus on their path of eight “vertical and horizontal” stages and discuss their approach to the perfection of the individual, family and community and their application of “absolute values” to religion, politics, economics, the environment, media, education, science, the arts, sports and recreation, from both theological and practical perspectives. (3 credits)

- Taught by Dr. Tyler Hendricks, Associate Professor of Ministry. He wrote Family, Church, Community, Kingdom and publishes podcasts, videos and a blog at trueparentsway.com 


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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