Unification Theological Seminary

Overview of Unification Theological Seminary

Unification Theological Seminary can be found in Barrytown, NY (a rural site not far from an urban area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Other Religion school. Unification Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Unification Theological Seminary are in religion and philosophy.

Unification Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 164 students were enrolled in Unification Theological Seminary. The school has a large minority student population. Older adults are in evidence at Unification Theological Seminary, often seeking career changing education. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Unification Theological Seminary has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Unification Theological Seminary offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"1. To provide theological education that prepares students for leadership in the Unification Church and for the practice of many types of ministry, such as Church Center directorship, campus ministry, evangelism, religious education and missionary work; 2. To prepare students for ecumenical and inter-religious work in the spirit of Unificationism; 3. To promote the Unificationist worldview as an alternative to atheistic and materialistic ideologies; 4. To provide philosophical and theological training that will benefit students entering the social services, journalism and other non-clerical occupations; 5. To provide preparation for students who may pursue doctoral studies in theology, philosophy and related fields at other graduate schools; 6. To operate formation of its students, and to help create a community as an expression of Unification Thought and life."

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Contacting Unification Theological Seminary

Unification Theological Seminary
30 Seminary Drive
Barrytown , NY 12507
General Phone: (845) 752-3000

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Unification Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy34religious education, theology, ministry

Number of programs and degrees for Unification Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree251
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
First-professional degree91

Unification Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Unification Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 164 students (81 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 73%
First Professional 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 11%
Black 34%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 10%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 41%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 2%
25-29 9%
30-34 9%
35-39 12%
40-49 28%
50-64 35%
65+ 6%

Unification Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Unification Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 302 of its 81 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Red Hook, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Unification Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,580
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,360

Financial Aid:
Unification Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3216300)

Unification Theological Seminary Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$51,8291*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Unification Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

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