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Jan 31 2018

Union Theological Seminary – Presbyterian School of Christian Education (UPSEM)

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Union Theological Seminary Presbyterian School of Christian Education (UPSEM)


Union Theological Seminary is a reformed Protestant institution that offers a progressive approach to graduate-level Christian studies. Union Theological is located in New York City so that graduates might integrate Christianity into an urban environment. Union Theological’s academics are also rigorous and include dual degrees with an Ivy League University.

Union Theological awards a doctorate in Divinity and master’s degrees in:

  • Divinity
  • Divinity and Social Work
  • Sacred Theology

Students may also pursue a dual master’s with Union Theological and the prestigious Columbia University.

All of Union Theological’s programs examine Christianity in conjunction with other faiths and religions. They are also progressive in that they embrace new ideas and approaches to Christian faith.

Union Theological’s college life is also progressive. Student clubs include:

  • Arts Caucus
  • Ecology Caucus
  • Queer Caucus
  • Students for Peace and Justice

Union Theological awards numerous fellowships to outstanding students. They also offer approximately half a dozen scholarships. Scholarship criteria include academic excellence and cultural background. Students may also apply for need-based financial aid, like federal work-study awards and loans.

Admissions to Union Theological Seminary are competitive. Applicants should have substantial preparation in the humanities, liberal arts and sciences. An application, transcripts and three letters of recommendation are required.

Applicants to the Sacred Theology program should have a master’s in Divinity. Those applying to the master’s of Divinity program should have a master’s in Theology. They will also need to submit GRE scores and an academic writing sample.

UPSEM Map & Location

Union Theological Seminary Presbyterian School of Christian Education
3401 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23227

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