Office of the Registrar


The Academic Catalog contains course-related policies and a listing of courses in an academic year.

The Seminary reserves the right to cancel or modify policies and courses of instruction, change academic calendar dates, course instructors, and other details of the curriculum and academic programs. Students are responsible for acquainting themselves fully with the Seminary’s policies and procedures.

View the NEW 2020-2021 Academic Catalog here. 

View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog.

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To view Course Schedules, click here.

Course Catalog Archive

To view all courses offered at Union Theological Seminary prior to 2020–21, click on links below:

Course Catalog 2018-19 | Course Catalog 2017-18Course Catalog 2016-2017 | Course Catalog 2015-2016 | Course Catalog 2014-2015 | Course Catalog 2013-2014 | Course Catalog 2012-2013 | Course Catalog 2011-2012 | Course Catalog 2010-2011 | Course Catalog 2009-2010

Policies & Procedures

Student Handbook 

The student handbooks contain information regarding various policies and procedures.

Union Student Handbook
Union International Student Handbook
Ph.D. Candidate Handbook

Committee on Standing Policy

View policy statement here.

Auditor Information 

Individuals who are not enrolled in a degree program at Union may apply and register to audit a course(s). Applicants should review the above policy and complete the Auditor Application and Course Registration Form.

Change of Degree

In consultation with your academic advisor, use this form to change your degree and submit to the Registrar for processing. Your Unofficial Transcript, available via the SSO, should reflect the correct academic program.

Declaring a Concentration

MA students are advised to declare a concentration during their first year of study, and MDiv students during their second year. Concentrations allow the student to intentionally enroll in focused courses.

Please use this form to declare an M.Div. Concentration.

Please use this form to declare an M.A. Concentration. 

Request an Extension 

Complete this form by Tuesday, December 22nd to request an extension for Fall 2020 coursework.

Language Substitution

If applicable, complete this form by the end of the add/drop period in the first fall semester of the program.

Thesis & Final Project

Review and complete the appropriate form 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 (M.A. and also in above PDF)
Project Approval form (M.Div. and also in above PDF)

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

Extended Paper – STM Students

S.T.M. Extended Paper Proposal

Application for Graduation 

Students intending to graduate must complete this application in order to have a diploma ordered. The Application for Graduation must be completed by March 1, 2020 for students expecting to graduate in May 2020.


Course submissions

Faculty, complete this form when adding a new course to the Union curriculumIf approved, the below form must also be submitted to be added as a semester offering.

Faculty, complete this form, for existing courses, when submitting course offerings for an academic year.

Academic Program Guides