Academic Resources

This page contains various academic-related resources. Students are expected to be familiar with, and regularly visit and review, this information as appropriate.

Program Guides – Master’s Students

See below based on entrance year into the degree program for the appropriate academic materials.

Degree Handbooks – Doctoral Students

See below based on the degree program for the appropriate academic materials.

Thesis & Project

Master of Arts (MA) students are required to write a thesis. Master of Divinity (MDiv) students may compose a final project. The thesis and project are completed in the final year of the program. Review the appropriate information below based on your academic program and final assignment before graduation.

Thesis & Project Instructions – including Proposal template and links to Approval forms
Proposal Template (also in above PDF)
Thesis Approval form (MA and also in above PDF)
Project Approval form (MDiv and also in above PDF)

If your research involves work with live human subjects (e.g., interviews, focus groups), review Union’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines and complete the required Research Ethics Training. IRB FAQ.

Extended Paper

Master of Sacred Theology (STM) students are required to write an extended paper related to one of their courses. Review the form and instructions below.

Extended Paper Proposal

Online Learning Guidelines

View this page for expectations as Union’s 2020-21 instruction moves to an online delivery method. Students are expected to be familiar with the online learning guidelines.

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