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Seminaries for UU Ministry Students
- United Theological Seminary (Minnesota)
- St. Paul School of Theology (Missouri)
- Meadville-Lombard Theological School (Illinois)
- Starr King School for the Ministry (California)
- Andover Newton Theological School (Massachusetts)
New Brighton, Minnesota
United Theological Seminary is an ecumenical graduate theological school founded by the United Church of Christ.
United was established in 1960 through the merger of Mission House, a seminary of the Evangelical & Reformed Church, founded in 1862 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and Yankton School of Theology, founded in 1869 to serve the German Congregational churches in South Dakota. The merger of these two schools expressed the spirit of union which led to the formation of the United Church of Christ in 1957. Standing in The Reformed Theological tradition, United Seminary is committed to an ecumenical style of Theological learning.
Kansas City, Missouri
Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary of the United Methodist Church offering programs of graduate study leading to the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Concentrations in Christian Religious Education, Gerontology, and Town and Country Ministries are available within the Master of Divinity program. The Master of Theological Studies program also offers possible concentrations, in addition to the above, in Bible, Church and Society, Ethics, Evangelism, Historical Studies, Pastoral Care, Preaching and Worship, and Theology.
Meadville Lombard Theological School is an independent, accredited, graduate theological seminary offering the degrees of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Religion), Doctor of Ministry, and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies. Their graduates enter a variety of vocations including Unitarian Universalist and other ministries, education, social service, and leadership in voluntary associations. The school is located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago's South Loop.
Students in Meadville Lombard’s TouchPoint theological education engage in both academic and practical work near their home communities, staying in touch with their fellow students and teachers through weekly conversations and by joining together in community during convocations and intensive academic courses.
Founded in 1904 as Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry, Starr King School educates women and men for religious leadership, especially Unitarian Universalist ministry. Starr King School for the Ministry is located in Berkeley, California, on “Holy Hill,” a gentle rise at the north edge of the University of California campus, overlooking San Francisco Bay.
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Founded in 1807, Andover Newton is the oldest graduate school of theology in the United States. Today it enrolls over 400 students from 35 denominations. Andover Newton is also part of the Boston Theological Institute, an association of nine Boston-area seminaries. Andover Newton serves persons from more than forty denominations, including the Unitarian Universalists. While committed to its American Baptist and United Church of Christ founding communions, the School seeks to serve the ecumenical community out of the School’s Christian theological centrist stance.