Office of the Registrar

Course Catalog

The Course Catalog contains a listing of courses in the academic year.

The Student Handbook and links below contain information regarding Union’s degree programs, academic policies and procedures, and graduation requirements.

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.

Click here to view the 2017 – 2018 Course Catalog.

Course Catalog Archive

To view all courses offered at Union Theological Seminary prior to 2017 – 2018, click on links below:

Course 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

New Courses

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 Policies & Procedures

Students are responsible for acquainting themselves fully with the Seminary’s policies and procedures. Please review the following for academic information.

Union Student Handbook
Union International Student Handbook
Ph.D. Candidate Handbook
General Academic Information
Audit Policy
Transfer Credit Policy
Credit Hour Policy

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

M.A. students are advised to declare a concentration during their first year of study, and M.Div. 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 

The deadline for Fall 2017 has passed.

Thesis Requirements 

Review and complete the appropriate form below based on your academic program and final assignment before graduation.

Thesis Instructions 
Thesis Proposal Template
M.Div. Thesis Proposal Form
M.A. Thesis Proposal Form
S.T.M. Extended Paper Application

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 an IRB application form as needed. IRB FAQ

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 February 28, 2018 for students expecting to graduate in May 2018.

Academic Program Guides