The Unification Theological Seminary (UTS), is the main seminary of the international Unification Church. It is located in Barrytown, New York and with an Extension Center in midtown Manhattan. Its purpose has been described as training leaders and theologians within the Unification Church. The seminary's first classes were offered in September 1975.
The seminary offers four distinct degree programs:
The Unification Theological Seminary is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a professional graduate school of religious education and ministry.
While most of the UTS's students have been Unification Church members, a growing number come from diverse churches and faiths. The seminary's professors come from a wide range of faiths, including a Rabbi, a Sheikh, a Methodist minister, a Presbyterian, and a Roman Catholic priest. In 2003, the seminary had about 120 students from around the world; with most coming from South Korea and Japan, which have large numbers of Unification Church members. Most students follow the two-year curriculum which includes biblical studies, church history, philosophy, theology, and religious education. Many UTS graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs at institutions such as Harvard and Yale.
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