Current Students: Looking for your degree requirements? Visit the Academic Resources on the Registrar Page.
A Program As Flexible As You Are!
Get access to the resources and academic infrastructure you need for a healthy work-life balance that allows you to further your education with the option to continue gaining work experience or pivot to something new!START YOUR APPLICATION
Whether you are a full-time student or someone who needs to balance work, family, or other commitments, our MDiv program is designed with you in mind. Union offers a wide array of concentrations for full-time students, so you can tailor your education to meet your unique needs and goals, even as they evolve.
Part-time students are enrolled with an interdisciplinary concentration for the duration of the program which allows you to work in conjunction with your faculty advisor to select courses from different tracks that match your interests.
Who Is This Program For?
Denominational Leadership and Parish Ministry | Pastoral Care and Counseling | Chaplaincy | Social Work (Full-Time Only) | Nonprofit Leadership | Advocacy and Community Organizing | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Business, Law, Medicine, and Journalism
- You are not required to select a concentration
- Required courses are offered in alternating clusters every other year
- Most required courses are in-person
- At least one required course is offered in evening format each semester
- May need to attend some day-time courses; employer support is important
|Intro to Theological Studies
Pastoral Listening Practicum
Religions in the City
|Foundations of Christian Theology
|Introduction to the Bible
Introduction to Worship
|History of Christian Distribution Requirement
Union is a place for those who understand ministry in the broadest of terms. Recognizing the many different ways individuals can bring their call to social justice to life, we accommodate a wide variety of paths for students to fulfill their field education requirements.
While many students choose traditional sites, like serving in churches, hospitals, and hospice programs, Union students have also worked on Rikers Island teaching horticulture to the incarcerated, and one even took an entire year to bike around the world in support of the Millennium Development Goals.
Whatever a student’s path, Union’s field education program transfigures mere “work in the field” into an integrative education that brings together knowledge, skill, moral integrity, religious tradition, and religious commitment. These elements combine to create an engaged ministerial practice that gives students a foundation for success in pursuing their call, whatever they may discover it to be.
- One-year integrative field education program consisting of:
- Facilitated work in a weekly integrative peer group seminary (6 cr.)
- Supervised work in a ministerial field site (12-15hrs/week)
- Flexible Program, many settings: Agencies, Chaplaincy, Congregations, Education, Interfaith
- Hybrid Field Education – Clinical Pastoral Education Program
- Offered in partnership with Jewish Theological Seminary
- ACPE accredited program, taught by certified educator Rabbi Joanna Katz
- Student receives 6 credits (satisfies FE requirement) and one unit of CPE.