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.
The most common majors at Unification Theological Seminary are in religion and philosophy.
The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.
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.
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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