Union University California

Introduction

Union University of California is an online theological university intent on reaching the world’s underserved church leaders to provide them with the opportunity to study practical, holistic theological and church leadership training degree programs by removing for our students the barriers of poverty, second language proficiency, and the inability to relocate for onsite study.

UUC welcomes students from all denominations and Christian faith traditions, and recruits faculty to represent the wide variety of denominations and faith traditions within the Christian Church. UUC seeks to ground our theological training within the context, insights, and theological developments of the church in the regions where our students live and minister. Union University of California (UUC) was established in the State of California in 1986 as a non-profit, religious corporation, approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education of the State of California to grant academic degrees, whereby "approved" means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Education Code.

Currently, UUC is an affiliate member of the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), the United States Distance Learning Association as well as the California Association of Private Post-secondary Schools.

WHY CHOOSE UNION UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Union University of California is a Christian educational institution committed to overcome language, mobility and financial barriers through an online distance learning methodology designed to prepare students to serve God in their vocations and locations.

Union University of California is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

OUR FACULTY

You can trust that Union University of California staffs qualified instructors, operates on a sound financial basis, uses approved facilities and equipment, and follows all guidelines related to recruitment admissions and every other aspect of an academic institution.

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Master of Divinity Program

Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA Westminster

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. [+]

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM Languages offered: English, Vietnamese DESCRIPTION The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. UUC offers the traditional ministerial skills of biblical and theological competence, effective communication, spiritual sensitivity and maturity, passion for evangelism and pastoral care. In addition, our program offers courses in global interconnection of the contemporary world, the importance of understanding urbanization, principles of effective leadership, organizational development skills, and social transformation. Graduates of the program will be competently equipped to serve effectively and at a professional level as ordained pastors and leaders within the contexts of churches or other Christian organizations and/or ministries. LEARNING OUTCOMES After successfully completing the Master of Divinity program, graduates will be able to: 1. Articulate effectively a sound biblical and historical theology 2. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity 3. Have capacity to do church planting and church renewal 4. Mobilize the church for social transformation, conflict, reconciliation, and global mission 5. Lead competently and organize and manage skillfully and to mentor laity for their ministries in families, churches, and the public sector. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS An applicant must complete an online admission application andsubmit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission: 1. Two passport-sized photos 2. Copy of government-issued photo identification 3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/ recognized college or university 4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended 5. Two reference letters; one of which must be from a pastor or known religious leader; the second from an academic supervisor, if possible 6. A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC 7. Language requirement: Students who apply for English program must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principle language of instruction, must demonstrate college- level proficiency in English through one of the following:  A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on internet-based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Reports  A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test  A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam  A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English. COMPLETION TIME At UUC, the Master of Divinity program has been specifically designed for persons in engaging in ministries. Average completion time of the program is 3 years. Students can finish in a shorter time. Courses are offered in four terms a year in two semesters. Each term lasts for 10 weeks with a two week break between terms. LEVEL AND TYPE OF RESEARCH REQUIRED: MASTER LEVEL Mastery and application of literature review and qualitative research methodologies involving case studies and research assignments throughout the completion of the curriculum of the Master of Divinity program. Students in the MDiv program must register for the RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education course in their first year. This course is a prerequisite for all research-intensive courses. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS To qualify for graduation with the Master of Divinity degree the student must successfully fulfill the following requirements: 1. Complete all the Master of Divinity course requirements (84 credits) 2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0or higher on a 4.0 scale 3. Pay all tuition and fees COURSE REQUIREMENTS Required Courses: 54 Credits BBL-501 Introduction to the Old Testament BBL-502 Introduction to the New Testament BBL-503 Biblical Hermeneutics CED-501 Christian Education CHH-501 History of Christianity I CHH-502 History of Christianity II CSL-502 Principles of Christian Counseling ETH-501 Ministerial Ethics EVG-501 Evangelism in Context LDR-501 Organizational Leadership MIN-503 Pastoral Ministry MIN-505 Building Healthy Churches MIN-511 Church Planting PRC-501 Homiletics RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education SFM-501 Spiritual Life Practices: Developing A Life of Devotion THL-501 Systematic Theology I THL-502 Systematic Theology II Elective Courses: 30 Credits (10 courses) Choose any ten of the following courses: EDU-502 Philosophy of Education EDU-503 Teaching and Learning: Foundational Issues in Education LDR-502 Servant Leadership LDR-503 Foundations of Personal Leadership LDR-505 Servant Leader as a Transformational Agent LDR-506 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership LDR-507 Christian Character in Leadership MIN-501 Doing Ministry in Context MIN-504 Church Renewal MIN-506 Cause Collaboration MIN-507 Vocation in a Changing World MIN-512 The Arts of Biblical Mentoring THL-513 Perspectives on World Christian Mission THL-514 Theology of Work THL-515 Fundamentals for Doing Theology Internship [-]

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Master of Arts in Ministry Program

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Westminster

The Master of Arts in Ministry is an integrated program for leadership in local churches, Bible schools, para-church organizations or other non-profit agencies. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY PROGRAM Languages offered: English, Vietnamese DESCRIPTION The Master of Arts in Ministry is an integrated program for leadership in local churches, Bible schools, para-church organizations or other non-profit agencies. Students will examine a variety of subjects related directly to biblical study, theological reflection, ministry and leadership. LEARNING OUTCOMES After successfully completing the Master of Arts in Ministry program, graduates will be able to: 1. Competently interpret biblical texts and apply them in their ministry contexts 2. Articulate a ministry vision and competently implement it 3. Identify one’s ministry contexts and cultures and link it with biblical settings 4. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity 5. Lead competently, organize and manage skillfully, mentoring laity for their ministries in families and in local churches. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS An applicant must, after completing the online admission application, submit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission: 1. Two passport-sized photos 2. Copy of government-issued photo identification 3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/recognized college or university 4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended 5. Two reference letters; one of the two must be from a pastor or known religious leader; one from an academic supervisor, if possible. 6. A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC 7. Language requirement: Students who apply for English programs must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principle language of instruction must demonstrate college- level proficiency in English through one of the following: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on internet-based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Reports  A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test  A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam  A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS To qualify for graduation with the Master of Arts in Ministry degree the student must successfully fulfill the following requirements: 1. Complete all the Master of the Arts in Ministry course requirements (36 credits) 2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale 3. Complete one of the two following options:  successfully submit and defend a thesis  complete two additional elective courses above the 36 credits 4. Pay all tuition and fees. COMPLETION TIME The Master of Arts in Ministry program has been specifically designed for persons engaging in ministries. Average completion time of the program is 1.5 years. Students can finish in a shorter time. Courses are offered in four terms a year in two semesters. Each term lasts for 10 weeks with a two week break between terms. LEVEL AND TYPE OF RESEARCH REQUIRED: MASTER LEVEL Mastery and application of literature review and qualitative research methodologies involving case studies, thesis project and research assignments throughout the completion of the curriculum of the Master of Arts in Ministry program. Students in the MAM program must register for the RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education course in their first year. This course is a prerequisite for all research-intensive courses. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Required Courses: 24 Credits BBL-501 Introduction to the Old Testament BBL-502 Introduction to the New Testament BBL-503 Biblical Hermeneutics ETH-501 Ministerial Ethics RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education SFM-501 Spiritual Life Practices: Developing A Life of Devotion THL-501 Systematic Theology I THL-502 Systematic Theology II Elective Courses: 12 Credits Choose any four of the following courses: CED-501 Christian Education CSL-502 Principles of Christian Counseling EDU-502 Philosophy of Education EDU-503 Teaching and Learning: Foundational Issues in Education EVG-501 Evangelism in Context LDR-501 Organizational Leadership LDR-502 Servant Leadership LDR-503 Foundations of Personal Leadership LDR-505 Servant Leader as a Transformational Agent LDR-506 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership LDR-507 Christian Character in Leadership MIN-501 Doing Ministry in Context MIN-504 Church Renewal MIN-505 Building Healthy Churches MIN-506 Cause Collaboration MIN-507 Vocation in a Changing World MIN-511 Church Planting MIN-512 The Arts of Biblical Mentoring PRC-501 Homiletics THL-513 Perspectives on World Christian Mission THL-514 Theology of Work THL-515 Fundamentals for Doing Theology Thesis: Students have to complete one of the two following options: 1. successfully submit and defend a thesis 2. complete two more elective courses [-]

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