Universal Life Church SEMINARY APPLICATION
UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH SEMINARY PROGRAM
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Graduation Requirements: Current graduation requirements are 40 credits for an undergraduate 'Master of Ministry' degree and 60 credits for an advanced 'Dr. of Ministry' degree. It takes approximately 10 classes completed to earn the initial number of credits. I'll say again that you don't need to graduate the whole program to get the degrees for the individual classes. Classes are being added regularly. We may offer some elective credit for various courses, but that would be granted on a case by case basis. Our goal is to strengthen the validity of the Universal Life Church through its Seminary.
The course by course tuition is only a fraction of many other schools thus bringing religiously-oriented advanced study within the reach of millions world wide!
All you need is internet access via your PC, IPhone, Ipad or Internet TV to PC or game consoles. Most of our students, in two years of well-disciplined use of their spare time have earned both class by class degrees* and step through the seminary process to seminary graduation*. Course offerings range from Wiccan/Pagan studies to Christian Bible study, from Biblical Egyptology to the nuts and bolts of Spirituality. We add new courses added about every quarter. ULC offers free on-line ordination, which is accepted in all 50 states, whether you are an active student or not. The ULC Seminary has been found to be the on-line study and personal enrichment solution for many people worldwide since it first opened its cyber doors in 2004.
What we've created is a two-tiered system. Normally, people go through seminary, then upon completion of the required program, they graduate and become ordained ministers. Since our church is set up differently, our seminary needs to be set up differently as well. The ULC Seminary's position is that we believe in sharing information and providing as much training as possible. We also recognize that not everyone has the ready funds to take classes, but still has a thirst for knowledge.
To respond to this need, we invite people to sign up for the program for free. By filling out the application, you will be added to the database and will in effect be creating your initial transcript. Once accepted, you will receive uplifting and educational emails every two weeks. These emails will have course samples, opportunities for receiving seminary credits at no cost to yourself and many other either uplifting or educational things. This part of the program is absolutely free and is a gift from the Seminary to create a stronger sense of community and belonging and to help provide some spiritual nourishment to those who thirst for it. Signing up for the program means that you get the communication, but does not carry any degrees or credits on is own. Those by-weekly emails are just an extra. We added them in part because people would say, "I signed up. Now what?" By getting the regular communication, it's almost like having a guidance counselor to help you pick classes and see where your interests lie. You also get some extra info that others don't have access to, just for signing up. Membership does have its privileges.
The second part of the program consists of various paid courses which offer both degrees upon their completion as well as course credits. You can take one or two courses just for the degrees and the knowledge or you can continue on to take more courses to finally graduate from the seminary. Each course is sent via email, some with a book and some with CDs for meditation.
We also have a list of graduates page. This can be found at SEMINARY GRADUATES. We would love to be able to put your name up there as well! To read about the seminary from a student's perspective, go to Seminary Letter.
Each of the classes presented will be assigned a certain number of credits. If you have previously ordered one of the classes, a receipt for purchase, pix of your holding it or whatever you can provide will suffice. We keep a record of each course completed on your transcript, which we update regularly. You don't need to join the program to take the classes and taking the classes in no way obligates you to take any more.
The Universal Life Church Seminary is in the process of creating its online seminary program. We are continuing to add online degree classes which will help you in your ministerial training. If you have any suggestions for classes or would like to share any of your knowledge on any of the topics, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We are adding new classes regularly. For feedback about the classes, see the seminary section on our forum. Please feel free to join the forum discussions and share your own experiences. We value all of your input. For any questions not answered here, go to Seminary FAQs for further answers.
However, it is a fact that many graduates pastor their own churches and offer church and volunteer services and facilitate religious study programs. Many ULC graduates have been ordained by other recognized church heads in addition to ULC! Many students with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited schools have found the ULC Seminary graduation a worthwhile adjunct to their accredited college credentials.
The ULC Seminary is a private and independent non-secular school offering self-enrichment religious oriented studies in that it does not accept Federal grants and funding assistance with Federal strings attached. The ULC Seminary does not discriminate in accepting students regardless of nationality, international citizenship, race, creed, or affiliation with any other religion or discipline.
Below is the Application to become a Seminary student