Academics

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UUS commits to offering a superior learning environment and culture to all its students where one’s learning extends beyond the classroom to life.

Academic Calendar

UUS operates continuously throughout the year but follows the calendar of Unitatis Universitatis Salvatoris. In general, there is a one-week Thanksgiving break and a two-week closure from mid-December through the first of January annually. UUS has her national Holidays, which must be observed, and other information is in UUS’s calendar.

Student Classification

Undergraduate registration is based on earned credit hours. Students with more credit hours are eligible to register on an earlier date.

Admitted undergraduates are classified as follows:

Freshman. 0–29 credits completed
Sophomore. 30–59 credits completed
Junior. 60–89 credits completed
Senior. 90 or more credits completed

Full-time undergraduates are students enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester. Completed hours combine all credits earned at the University plus credits transferred from other institutions or obtained by testing. Please note that different criteria for full-time status may apply for tuition, verification, and financial aid purposes. For more information, contact the offices of Student Accounts, University Registrar, and Student Financial Aid, respectively.

Academic Standing

The following system of academic progress became effective in the fall of 2004 and applies to all undergraduate degree and non-degree students at Unitatis. Academic retention is based solely on the cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA required for retention varies according to the credit level or attempted credit hours, a combination of all credits attempted at the University plus credits transferred from other institutions or obtained by testing.

Academic Period

The academic period refers to the fall semester, spring semester, or summer term. For determining the duration of academic warning, probation, and suspension, an academic period is defined as follows:
Each academic period begins on the 15th day, following the last scheduled day of final exams for the previous period. Each academic period ends on the 14th day after the last scheduled day of final exams. For example, assume that the last scheduled day of final exams for a semester is Monday, December 23. That period then ends on Monday, January 6. The next period begins on Tuesday, January 7.

Academic Support

Your academic success is our ultimate priority. At UUS, we help you navigate every step on your educational journey, from your first real research paper to your first job post-graduation. We’ll even guide you choose the right major. Unitatis provides students with both an academic advisor and a faculty mentor.

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Please contact: CYRIL AGBOIBO, PhD Admission Office / Financial Personnel
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Degrees and Certificate Programs

A degree is about more than the diploma you earn. UUS offers challenging and relevant undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for today’s changing and developing world — along with the context and connections with God that will help you make the most of what you learn. With optional concentrations, minors, certificates, and accelerated programs, Unitatis offers a truly personalized and religious experience.
We at UUS offer a variety of career or vocational education and technical education in her school of nursing programs within targeted service, paraprofessional, and professional occupational clusters. Each teaching program is individually sequenced, based on learning needs and other aspects of the allied healthcare and applied Sciences

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Concentration in Philosophy of Religion and Law (PHLW) - UNDT

The concentration in philosophy of religion and law offers students from philosophy majors the opportunity to focus their study of philosophy in a way that helps prepare them for the study of the law with religion.

Certificate Program in Clinical Pastoral Education - UUS

Requirements:

  • Internship: (Part Time and Full Time)
  • Residency: (Full-time, one year)
  • Supervisory Residency: (Full Time, three years)

Certificate Program in Spiritual Integrated Psychotherapy - UUS

This is an ACPE program – the Certificate of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Training Program is a multi-disciplinary, inter-spiritual, multi-racial community of persons gathered for education, connection, and formation in the work of spiritually integrated psychotherapy. It serves licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals (i.e., counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, and more). And as well as graduate students in any of those disciplines who seek to explore the ways spirituality, religion, and the search for meaning influence their own lives and clients’ lives.

Our program includes:

  • A 30-hour continuing education curriculum, offered by SIP Trainers in the communities where they live and work
  • A post-curriculum certification process (20 hours of consultation with a local SIP Trainer and a Peer Review)
  • SIP Communities of Practice where connection, learning, and professional formation can continue beyond the certification process
  • A Train the Trainer program to develop and support SIP Trainers

The SIP Program recognizes that high-quality therapists become high-quality therapists in productive relationships with colleagues and mentors over time. In addition to teaching theory and skills foundational to spiritually integrated psychotherapy, the SIP Program emphasizes personal integration, development of professional identity, and growth in a distinctive way of being.

The courses draw upon multiple modes of teaching and learning, including:

  • interactive seminars
  • role plays
  • small group work; and
  • case consultation.

Many of the 10 courses can be taught independently for continuing education credit. However, the curriculum is most effective when sequentially taught in its entirety.

Certificates of Pastoral Care Specialist - UUS

In times of crisis, the first place many turn to is their local church or faith community. Studies show that 25% of those seeking help for mental illness first turn to a clergyperson. This is higher than the percentage of people who first go to a psychiatrist or medical doctor.
The Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS) Training Program is a 48-hour course providing the knowledge and skills pastoral caregivers in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely.

Program covers:

  • Ethics of Pastoral Care
  • Marriage and Family Issues in Systemic Perspective
  • Spiritual Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Listening in the Service of Healing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Health and the Role of the Faith Community
  • Understanding and Responding Effectively to Domestic Violence
  • Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care
  • Substance Abuse, Addiction, and the Role of the Faith Community

The PCS Training program is a new curriculum developed by the ACPE’s Psychotherapy Commission, and several pilot programs will be hosted online in the spring of 2022. Contact our administrative office to receive information about future training opportunities and other developments in the PCS program.

Philosophical Preparation for Theology - UNDT

Unitatis Students: To prepare Jesolites students according to the standards of the Ratio Studiorum Generalis of the Jesolites and the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana for ecclesiastical faculties, Jesolites students will be required, unless they present an unusually strong preparation in philosophy, to follow two full years of courses in historical and systematic philosophy.
Non-Jesolites Students: : Students who are not Jesolites must demonstrate familiarity with the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Augustinian and thoughts of Pope John XXIII before beginning the degree programs.
Course Requirement:
A minimum of 105 semester hours of graduate coursework is required according to the following distributions:

  • Systematic Theology (21): Nature and Method of Theology (3), The Triune God (3), Creation and the Human Person (3), Theology of Grace (3), Christology (3), Ecclesiology (3), and one additional elective from the course offerings in Systematic Theology.
  • Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology (18): Liturgiology (3), Sacraments: Theology and Initiation (3), Eucharist (3), Orders (3), Marriage (3), Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick (3)
  • Moral Theology (15): Principles of Christian Moral Life I and II (6), Theological Virtues (3), Cardinal and Moral Virtues (3), Christian Social and Sexual Teaching (3)
  • Scripture (18): Three courses from Old Testament offerings (9), three courses from New Testament offerings (9)
  • Church History (6): Two courses from the appropriate offerings
  • Preaching (6): Communicating God’s Word (3), Preaching: Preparation and Presentation (3)
  • Canon Law (6): Two courses are chosen from the appropriate offerings.
  • Pastoral Theology (6): Introduction to Pastoral Ministry (3), Supervised Ministry (3)
  • Electives (9): Three courses chosen from the appropriate offerings.

License Practical Nurse - UNDT

The practical nursing program prepares you to assist registered nurses and physicians in providing general nursing care. The study includes general education, science, and nursing courses. Behavioural and social science courses stress the elements of human behaviour, growth and development, interpersonal relationships, and cultural diversity. Our course covers the nursing process, basic and advanced nursing skills, communication, disease, medications, dosage calculations, lab tests, treatments, ethics, legal/professional issues, and patient care from birth to death.

Nurse Aide Program - UUS

Students Gain:

  • Quality education by acquiring basic nursing skills and techniques for providing excellent, holistic care to patients and residents.
  • The program will equip the student with the proper skills to effectively serve as a nurse aide.
  • Prepare a student to obtain entry-level skills in the health care field and to be able to obtain employment as a nurse aide
  • The program will also give the graduate an effective means to obtain certification to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) following the successful completion of this class by being eligible to sit for the state certification exam.

English as a Second Language – ESL:
Students for whom English is a second language must submit scores from a recent TOEFL examination unless they have completed an undergraduate degree with an English language faculty. Students are expected to have the ability to comprehend, speak, and write English at the graduate level. TOEFL scores are required in the top 15% to 20% (minimum 96-120 total or 24-30 in each of four categories). Special attention will be given to oral comprehension and verbal expression. In the case of heavy accents, remedial work may be necessary under the aegis of the sponsoring body before beginning academic work under the UUS.
These classes often combine lectures, personal instruction, and in some cases, real-world activities with tests and assignments to educate students about their chosen subject according to UK English, phonetics, cultures and traditions or American English, phonetics, cultures and traditions.
Students are to learn skills and strategies that will help them improve their IELTS and TOEFL scores. At all levels of the 10-Week program, develop skills that are not only vital for success on the iBT TOEFL and IELTS but also essential in your real-life use of English for your future

Requirements:

  • Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency
  • To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1)
  • Those are applying for work permits for communications skills in UK and America.

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Clinical Medical Assistant

The medical assisting program prepares students for entry-level positions as medical assistants in the health industry. This course includes medical terminology, concepts in human anatomy, HIPAA guidelines, how to prepare and process medical paperwork, minor medical procedures, and the administration of medicines.

Pharmacy Technician

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations. Includes instruction in medical and pharmaceutical terminology, principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, patient communication and education, safety procedures, record-keeping, measurement and testing techniques, pharmacy business operations, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing operations, and applicable standards and regulations.

Phlebotomy Technician

A study that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and other health care professionals, to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. Includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations.

EKG Technician

Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and nurses, to administer EKG and ECG diagnostic examinations and report results to the treatment team, including basic anatomy and physiology instruction, the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, cardiovascular medications and effects, patient care, EKG and ECG administration, equipment operation and maintenance, interpretation of cardiac rhythm, patient record management, and professional standards and ethics.

Medical Billing and Coding

The program prepares individuals to perform and manage the medical and health insurance operations in a medical office, health care facility, health maintenance organization, or insurance provider. Includes instruction in health and medical insurance processes; health insurance law, policy, and regulations; insurance records and paperwork administration; insurance office administration; health/medical insurance software applications; personnel supervision; business mathematics; billing and collection procedures; medical terminology; and communications skills.

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Course in ESL - UUS

ESL – “English as a Second Language,” and these classes are designed to teach the English language to students who are not native speakers. These courses typically cover English grammar, pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary. They help to improve students’ skills in reading, Writing, speaking, and listening to English. This course is tailored towards English usage in a specific field such as business or tourism. It may also include sections on the culture and society of English-speaking countries

Concentration in Philosophy of Education, Politics and Economics (PEPE) - UNDT

The PEPE program at Unitatis Universitas Salvatoris allows students to pursue topics at the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics. The PEPE model originated at Jesolites Founder almost a century ago. There are a growing number of PEPE programs in the US, and interest is rising. Thus, Unitatis’ program –offered jointly in affiliation by the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Economics, and the School of Policy and Government – is the first PEPE program in Virginia as the Founder of Jesolites formulates it.
This program is centered around a series of courses designed or repurposed to cover topics in the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics and adopt a robustly interdisciplinary approach that culminates in a capstone course that integrates insights from the entire program.

The Philosophy - UNDT

The Philosophy Minor allows students majoring in other disciplines to expand their analytical and critical thinking skills by engaging with pressing ethical, social, and political issues. Students will gain a grounding in the history of philosophy and, with the help of an advisor, will select a range of electives that complement their major. Courses available span ancient, modern and contemporary philosophy and focus on questions of knowledge, reality and existence; ethics, including bioethics, environmental ethics and existentialist ethics; social and political philosophy; and philosophy of art, literature and science, among other areas.

Bachelor's Degree

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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - UNDT

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy has philosophers’ answers to the most enduring questions about human existence, which explores how those answers continue to inform our current thinking. Students gain a deeper understanding of philosophy’s relevance to key contemporary issues—such as global warming, social justice and the defence of human rights, or the relationship between science and religion. This major prepares professions such as law or government services as a pathway to graduate work or to complement other interests by taking a double major in philosophy and a related field of study.

Bachelor’s Degree in Catholic Ministry - UUS

The Degree program is an undergraduate study focused on the Church’s history, philosophy, and theology of Christian teachings. Catholic Studies are for students of all creeds who want to unite their academic studies and career paths with Catholicism’s rich intellectual, spiritual, moral, and cultural traditions (and living heritage). Inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World), Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church), and Fides Et Ratio (Faith and Reason-science), Catholic Studies program is both innovative and interdisciplinary. Combining courses from a variety of academic disciplines, this academic minor allows one to integrate core courses and create marvelous connections between areas of inquiry as diverse as science and religion or science and truth as it discovers a mind-body problem in Religious Studies. It is a study that requires students to visit Rome with all its spiritual, theological and historical implications even as they embrace other electives like Political Science, Art, History, and Modern Languages. Many graduates will take on counseling or leadership positions within the church and related institutions.
Catholic students’ pursuit of such issues as the influence of Catholicism upon the development of philosophy, Christology and the arts; the relationship between Catholicism, Pentecostal movements, Lutheranism and the history of world civilizations; the philosophical and ethical issues raised by the interactions between theology, science, and the modern culture; Catholic social thought and practice; and the theological foundations of Catholicism are expansive and rewarding.
Catholic Studies is ideal for students who seek to become lay missionaries, evangelists, and catechists. With recommendation letters from their Local Ordinaries or Pastors of their Parishes, these would receive the ministries of lectors (proclaimers of the scripture) and acolytes (ministers of the sacrament), which will integrate and deepen their humanities education in preparation for careers in all fields. It is also ideal for Catholic students who wish to grow intellectually in their faith tradition and for the non-Catholics interested in Catholicism and its relationship to Western Culture.

Course Requirement:
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Catholic studies and major in respective ministries:

Foundational Courses

  • Two courses in Catholic theology from offerings in the Department of Religious Studies
  • One approved course from the Cultures & Ideas series (or equivalent)

Faith and Culture Courses

  • One specialized course in Catholic history
  • One course in Catholic literature
  • One specialized course in philosophy or an upper-division course in theology
  • We shall select some systematic theology and pastoral theology courses
  • There shall be one seminar/webinar with paper presentations for each semester with 3 credits
  • Two approved elective courses in the study of Catholic societies or cultures
  • Encyclicals letters and Motu Proprio of Popes, and closer looks at their respective administrations (UCC 300 Encyclical Letters of Pope John XXIII and UCC450 Ecumenism cum Vatican I & II)
  • Pastoral Ministries.

• Catholic 101
Students may participate in an interdisciplinary introductory colloquium during their undergraduate studies. This colloquium meets one quarter each year for discussion on various relevant topics pertinent to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Catholic imagination. While this course is open to all Unitatis students, priority is given to Catholic Ministry. (2 units)
Candidates shall complete a minimum of 98 credit hours of courses, research, and examination to be eligible for graduation. All required courses and core courses must be completed as prescribed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education - UUS

The degree in Religious Studies would produce an undergraduate that is useful for a career in church administration, ministry, education, and theology. Students who major in religious studies may choose to enter a church-affiliated profession or pursue a graduate degree in law, religion, or even sociology. Students graduate with an understanding of world religions, sacred texts, and church ministry. The degree is versatile and can be useful in many fields. Religious studies programs attract both students who practice various religious traditions and those who are not religious. You will enjoy your studies if you can respect differences while seeking common ground.
The department is particularly interested in the intersections of religion with neuroscience, popular culture, gender, class, and society. Our multi-disciplinary methods and approaches combine textual, historical, sociological, anthropological, psychological, comparative, and cultural studies perspectives. Our religious studies department understands that the central dynamics common to all religious traditions is a transcendental concern for justice, compassion and community. Accordingly, the department strives to develop in students of whatever conviction an understanding of the essential nature and function of the religious dimensions of life.

The department thinks that intelligent religion also respects the wonderful gifts of the human body, mind, heart and spirit and seeks the enhancement of the whole person. In an atmosphere of academic freedom and an honest search for truth, the department pursues knowledge of the variety and richness of religious beliefs and practices throughout history and the contemporary world. It recognizes that the study of religion involves,

  • A disciplined intellectual inquiry into religious thinking and feeling
  • An appreciation of diverse religious expression in symbols, myths and rituals
  • An awareness of the potentially pathological perversion of religion gone awry
  • A challenge to reflect and decide on life’s ethical issues personally and socially responsibly.

Requirements:

Candidates shall complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of courses, research, and examination to be eligible for graduation. All required courses and core courses must be completed as prescribed.

Religion, Philosophy and Humanities
Institutional Courses
Phil. 111 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Phil. 211. Social Ethics 3
Phil 121 Critical Thinking 3
GST.101 Communication Skills 3
GST 100 Scientific Research Methodology 3
GST. 413. Entrepreneurship and Small Business management. 3
GST 414 Gender Issue 3
RES 431 Seminar 1 3
RES 432. Seminar 11 3
RES 201 African Traditional Religion 3
RES 241 Judaism 3
RES 283 Christianity 3
RES 304 Islam 3
RES 305 Asian Religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) 3
RES 306 Sects and New Religious Movements 3
RES 111 Introduction to Religions of the World 3
RES 131 Introduction to the Bible 3
RES 109 Introduction to the Qur’an 3
RES 252 African Theology and Religions 3
RES 213 Scripture: Method and Hermeneutics 3
RES. 121 Archaeology and the Study of Religion 3
RES 354 Faith and Culture 3
RES 400. Interreligious Dialogue 3
RES 421 Ecumenical Dialogue 3
RES 347 Religion and World Politics 3
RES 411 Christianity and Islam in Africa 3
URS 209 Religion and Science 3
RES 401 Religion for the Promotion & Development of Humanity 3
RES 235 Theological Anthropology 3
ANT 123 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 311 Philosophical Anthropology 3
Phil. 215 Theodicy and Philosophy of Religion 3
EPSY 101 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
EPSY 322 Guidance and Counseling 3
EPSY 303 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
RES. 484 Project/Long Essay 6
UCT 102 Methods of Teaching Social Sciences 3
EA 302 Management of Education and School Administration 3
URS 302 Catechetical Methods and Models 3
URS 301 Paradigms of Missiology 3
RES. 329 Youth Ministry 3

Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry - UUS

  1. This field of education is a pre-graduate studies program, which is an integral part of our 2 years program. The program leads laypersons, pastors, evangelists and/or ministers through gradual pastoral experiences to a full exercise of various ministries. Pastoral Field Education offers a realistic and broadly-based experience of ministry within the Church and secular settings. It allows students to develop professional competence, typically in parishes or social service organizations, and to explore sacred theological issues in these contexts.
    b. Furthermore, it prepares students to answer the call within the Church, marketplace, or non-profit organization as they develop effective general ministry skills in teaching, preaching, and qualities to be transformational priests, pastors, leaders, directors, managers or CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) in religious and integral human development endeavors.
    c. The undergraduate studies also present the essence, the structure, the dynamics of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, chaplaincy and the theological basis on which they are built, thus providing the necessary elements for their presentation to the faithful in our contemporary context while keeping the methods’ effectiveness intact. These derive from, are proven by and blessed by the authorities of the Church in their appropriate adaptations to today’s socio-cultural and religious contexts. The students would participate in meetings with the Holy Father (the Pope), attend the Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, retreats, conferences, and voluntary tasks that promote faith, ecumenism, and peace.
    d. The need for qualified religion teachers in African, American and Asiatic religions is paramount. The program creates an academic framework for pursuing religious and philosophical insights and questions and will benefit students from all faiths and cultures.

Graduation Requirements:
In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, one must have completed not less than 103 credit hours. The years and Semesters of study are:

  • Freshman Year
  • Sophomore Year
  • Junior Year (and)
  • Senior Years

Master's Degree

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Masters of Arts in Philosophy - UNDT

Students in the Master of Arts in Philosophy program can choose a master’s degree focusing on traditional and contemporary philosophy or one of two concentrations: ethics and public affairs or philosophy and cultural theory. Course offerings provide grounding in the history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, contemporary continental thought, contemporary analytic philosophy, and philosophy of science. Students pursue the degree to satisfy intellectual interest and to further professional expertise. Graduates of this program move on to careers in law, technology, health care, education, and public service or use the program to prepare for doctoral studies in philosophy.

Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology & Exorcism - UUS

Advanced Degree in Pastoral Theology is a graduate theological degree, usually undertaken after completing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), or equivalent, and at least three years in professional ministry. It allows religious professionals to sharpen their pastoral skills for research work as it propels the student to prepare for doctoral studies. The student does specialized work in an area that will strengthen his ministry. Some priests or pastors can specialize in exorcism, which prepares and enlightens the students in the various activities of demons as fallen angels. Angelology and demonology would form part of the foundational study to underscore the mode of operation of demons in contrast to angels and good spirits. Knowledge of proximate and immediate operations of the devil and his demons, the sociological analysis of the practices of mystical life and studies would form the bedrock of this study. This program prepares students for the more pastoral task, fieldwork and more charismatic activities, evangelistic engagements, and other pastoral traditional life of exorcism in the Church. This goes with a deeper understanding of ministries and other related specialized research. It is an academic aspect of this study with well-focused interdisciplinary research on the ministry of exorcism and prayer of liberation. The course covers various issues: anthropological, phenomenological, social, theological, liturgical, canonical, pastoral, spiritual, medical, neuroscientific, pharmacological, symbolic, criminological, legal and juridical.
It is academic research of an international character that promotes the spiritual, theological and pastoral permanent formation of priests who, as “true priests of the New Testament, are consecrated to preach the Gospel, to be faithful pastors and to celebrate the worship” (Lumen Gentium, 28).
The goal is to renew priestly life in the various dimensions that make it up and in a special way “to revive the charism of God” (2 Tim 1, 6) that priests have received free of charge to put it at the service of the Church and men.

Degree Requirements:
Admission The following prerequisites for admission will be evaluated by the Committee on Admissions which may, in individual cases, allow the student to remedy particular deficiencies during the first year of the program:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.
  2. The transcript of previous studies indicates superior achievement and the ability to pursue graduate work (with a minimum GPA of 3.00).
  3. Three letters of recommendation by persons who are in a position to judge the applicant’s ability in this academic area, along with a current photo and a completed application form.
  4. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) indicate aptitude for graduate studies in theology if one has no previous graduate work.
  5. An undergraduate foundation in philosophy, consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours drawn from the following areas: history of philosophy, logic, philosophy of being, philosophical ethics, philosophical anthropology, natural philosophy, and philosophy of knowledge.
  6. A reading knowledge of Latin.

Course Work
A minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework is required according to the following distributions:
30 required: Pentateuch or Prophets (3); Synoptic Gospels (3); Principles of Christian Moral Life I, II (6); Church History (6); Nature and Method of Theology (3); Ecclesiology (3); The Triune God (3); Christology (3)
6 electives: Six hours must be spent in the student’s area of concentration. These concentrations may include Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, or Biblical Theology.
Language Requirements Reading proficiency in Latin and Spanish with any other modern language like French, German or Spanish may be demonstrated by completing two semesters of graduate coursework or passing a written proficiency examination offered twice per semester. Since Latin is considered a prerequisite, this requirement must be satisfied within the first year of study.

Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology - UUS

This graduate study trains students to engage theological ideals in the world today through a strong biblical, evangelical foundation, mastery of our diverse theological heritage, and familiarity with the contemporary, including global developments in theology. This program is designed to prepare graduate students to make significant contributions to knowledge in systematic inquiry while broadening their understanding of their areas of theology. This is achieved through research seminars, advanced-level courses, language skills, and comprehensive and extensive research projects.
The classical works and thoughts of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II are presented in the areas of both Systematic Theology and Theology of the Body. It prepares students for specific research work in the doctoral field of study. The UUS aims to bring theology as a discipline interwoven, to enhance people’s health care, thereby making the theology candidate’s health system oriented. Modern topics are also considered to see the relevance of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II studies for contemporary theological discourses.

Degree Requirements:
Admission The following prerequisites for admission will be evaluated by the Committee on Admissions which may, in individual cases, allow the student to remedy particular deficiencies during the first year of the program:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.
  2. The transcript of previous studies indicates superior achievement and the ability to pursue graduate work (with a minimum GPA of 3.00).
  3. Three letters of recommendation by persons who are in a position to judge the applicant’s ability in this academic area, along with a current photo and a completed application form.
  4. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) indicate aptitude for graduate studies in theology if one has no previous graduate work.
  5. An undergraduate foundation in philosophy, consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours drawn from the following areas: history of philosophy, logic, philosophy of being, philosophical ethics, philosophical anthropology, natural philosophy, and philosophy of knowledge.
  6. A reading knowledge of Latin.

Course Work
A minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework is required according to the following distributions:
Systematic Theology (20 credits): The Triune God (4); Creation and the Human Person (4); Theology of Grace (4); Basic Elements of Christology (4); The Eucharist & Ecclesiology (4).
Moral Theology (12 credits): Principles of Christian Moral Life I, II (8); Theological & Cardinal Virtues (4) Thesis Direction (3 credits), Synodality (4 credits)
Language Requirements Reading proficiency in Latin and Spanish with any other modern language like French, German or Spanish may be demonstrated by completing two semesters of graduate coursework or passing a written proficiency examination offered twice per semester. Since Latin is considered a prerequisite, this requirement must be satisfied within the first year of study.

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Master of Divinity - UUS

An M.Div. is a graduate study for a professional degree designed to prepare seminarians for full-time ministry, diaconate and priestly ordinations or ministerial licensure. In the Master of Divinity program, one is exposed to a profound depth of religious inquiry and biblical and theological studies to increase one’s wisdom. From a scholarly perspective, students investigate the Christian faith and various religions and religious ideologies throughout the world pertaining to God.
The degree is framed for ecclesiastical programs for candidates to the Catholic priesthood, the Orthodox, Coptic, Oriental Churches and other related Catholic families according to their respective formations. With a Bachelor of Philosophy, which is the prerequisite for admission, or 18 credits of philosophical background (and/or postgraduate studies), one will do some classes before being admitted to M.DIV. The curriculum involves an in-depth study of the Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, with her ecclesiastical requirements for the priestly formation and admission to the clerical state or mere academic acquisition for pastors and lays faithful.
Each candidate at UUS understands or chooses one elective course from pastoral ministry minor or CPE programs. Besides, the candidate studies many aspects of the Ecumenical Theology of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II, Theological tradition, and supervised practice of ministry. The degree program is open to candidates for ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church.
The degree conforms to the revised standards of the Association of Theological Schools, as well as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Program of Priestly Formation, which is integral to the Master of Divinity program and ministerial formation at UUS.

Course Requirement:

  • Reading proficiency in Latin may be demonstrated by completing two semesters of graduates’ language coursework or passing a written proficiency examination. This requirement must be satisfied within the first year of study. “The study of Latin and biblical languages is foundational and should be given the emphasis that Church teaching accords it.”
  • The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 or above throughout the Master of Divinity Program.

Pastoral Field Education – Supervised field education offers a realistic and broadly-based experience of ministry both within the Church and in secular settings. It allows students to develop professional competence, typically in parishes or social service organizations, and to explore theological issues in these contexts. M.Div. degree candidates must complete at least two units of supervised field education.

Master's Degree in Islamic Studies - UUS

The Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies examines Islam’s relation to other religious traditions and contemporary global debates and issues concerning Muslims.
From its inception to its place among modern nations and religions, Islam and its global identity are central areas of study in this unique master’s Degree program. Students would examine leading Islamic scholarship and gain a broad understanding of Islam’s scriptural texts. A focus on the development of Islamic thought through the primary domains of Islamic literature -theology, philosophy, and mysticism—will enable one to understand the religion’s socio-historical, political, and cultural framework, a holistic view merging past and present perspectives. Students would also address the relation of Islam to other religions by taking comparative courses in Christianity and Judaism. This program provides excellent background preparation for a doctoral degree in religion or to pursue various careers in government, international corporations, media outlets and non-profit organizations.
The UUS offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur’an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, providing unique training in translating Islamic religious materials. The degree is designed to benefit academics, teachers of Islam in other institutions, and translators of Islamic material into English in research centres, government departments and da’wa centres. It provides excellent research training and is a useful qualification for those who wish to progress to higher postgraduate degrees. The Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies is also a stepping stone for those who wish to become imams, scholar-in-residence or chaplains, which require a Master of Divinity.

Course Requirements:
A minimum of 12 courses (48 units) is required, five (20 units) of which must be at the graduate level. Two courses in the 500 series may be applied toward the degree, one of which may be applied toward the five-graduate course requirement. All courses applied toward the degree must be taken for a later grade. The 12 courses must be divided into three categories of courses.

Master's Degree in Jewish Education - UUS

A Master’s Degree in Jewish Education is specifically designed to help students cultivate the skills and experiences necessary to become sought-after, transformational leaders in Jewish education.
Our programs are highly individualized, allowing students—under the guidance of an advisor—to tailor courses of study and practicum placements to their specific goals and interests. The study of Judaism, of the ordination of a Rabbi, with a concentration on Jewish education, is geared towards men studying for their semicha and individuals with advanced yeshiva training and a recognized baccalaureate degree. Our courses focus on curriculum development, methods of teaching Jewish studies, and effective classroom instruction and management to better prepare graduates for a career in Jewish education. This Jewish Studies Master’s Program is offered at our UUS.

Credits:
A Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies (Jewish Education concentration) is designed to give you a broad-based knowledge of Jewish education and teaching methodologies. The program is a 30 or 36-credit master’s program depending on whether one takes the thesis track or not, with three or four required core concentration courses (9-12 credits)

Thesis Track
Recommended for students seeking to continue their studies toward an Ed.D. degree, the requirements for the thesis track are:

  • A minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate coursework
  • 24 of the 30 credits must be in one’s area of specialization, and 12 of the credits will be core concentration courses. Note: there will be overlap with courses that can count as both a core course and a course in one’s area of specialization
  • Submission and approval of a Master’s Thesis

Non-Thesis Track
Recommended for those who do not plan to pursue a degree beyond a Master’s program, non-thesis track requirements are:

  • A minimum of 36 credits of approved graduate coursework
  • 24 of the 36 credits must be in one’s area of specialization, and 9 of the credits will be core concentration courses. Note: there will be an overlap of a core course or could also be in one’s area of specialization

Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination in the area of specialization.

Master’s Degree in Religious Life Administration - UUS

This graduate program is designed to expand the student’s theological and biblical understanding and skillset in leadership. It is a graduate study that prepares students for the shortcut in the study of Canon Law. The students can work in tribunals of the diocese, function as chancellors, vicars for religious, vicars for priests, and guide bishops in their pastoral work following the rubrics. The graduate studies would prepare the students to master and set up the synodal meetings of the people of God, formation of the sound tradition of synodality, and the Church that listens, and the students would, in the end, acquire synodal skills through this canonical educational pursuit. This course equips one to better understand and work with the people of God in the new developed (Arch)dioceses or old (Arch)dioceses for re-evangelization or spiritual renewal, awakening the missionary spirit in the priests at all levels; enhancement of presbyteral and curia teams and to all collegial levels (Synod of Bishops and Roman Rota). It positions students to limit the work of canonists or clerks of the canonists, with the result of moving others on to meaningful change through biblical, theological, sociological, canonical, and psychological study. The program explores the leader’s health, the development of models for leadership, and the need to accurately analyze various cultures and leadership of founders with models of sound tradition. It compares the life of the church fathers and founders of consecrated life and apostolic life.

Degree Requirements:
Admission The following prerequisites for admission will be evaluated by the Committee on Admissions which may, in individual cases, allow the student to remedy particular deficiencies during the first year of the program:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.
  2. The transcript of previous studies indicates superior achievement and the ability to pursue graduate work (with a minimum GPA of 3.00).
  3. Three letters of recommendation by persons who are in a position to judge the applicant’s ability in this academic area, along with a current photo and a completed application form.
  4. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) indicate aptitude for graduate studies in theology if one has no previous graduate work.
  5. An undergraduate foundation in philosophy, consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours drawn from the following areas: history of philosophy, logic, philosophy of being, philosophical ethics, philosophical anthropology, natural philosophy, and philosophy of knowledge.
  6. A reading knowledge of Latin.

Course Work:
A minimum of 51 semester hours of graduate coursework is required according to the following distribution:
The major paper and the practicum are each worth four credits in each area of the electives for the graduation in Master of Religious Life and Administrations
UUS 500 Research Seminar (Pass)
UTRS 665A: Basic Principles of Latin
UTRS 665B: Basic Principles of Latin
UCL 745 Sacramental Law (2)
UCL 679 Canon Law (3)
Latin Translation (3)
UCL 781 Procedure law (3)
URL 790 Criminal Justice and Reconciliations (4)
UCL 700 Introduction & History of Canon Law (3)
URL 795 Procedures of Formation and Forming (3)
UCL 775 The People of God (cc. 240 – 746) (3)
UCL 724 Consecrated Life (3)
URL860 Non-profit Management and Analysis (3)
URL 800 History of Founders and Patrimony (3)
URL 750 Procedure of Synods, Synodality and Re-Evangelization (3)
URL 780 History of the Church Fathers (3)
URL 750A Fundraising, Grant Writing and Cultural Diversity (3)
URL 750B Nonprofit Financial Management (3)

Master’s Degree in Church Administration - UUS

The Master of Church Administration degree is and half-year course program. It provides graduate education for curial/diocesan offices, parochial officials and synodality of the (Arch)Diocese with their bishop’s rubrics. Furthermore, it is relevant to educate students on the principles of the College of Bishops at all levels, from the Supreme Pontiff’s Curia, Roman Rota, Signatura, College of Bishops and College of Cardinals. It provides students with various diplomatic administrations of the Roman Catholic Church and other churches; and engages in a wide variety of ministries in the dioceses other than canonical affairs or the diocesan tribunals. The M.D.C.A. offers a foundation in church law combined with the second focus of study from other disciplines. It reflects the light of Christological mission and soteriological points of administrators, as Christ’s representatives of individual persons, to the present and future of the diocesan services. It represents and builds our personhood as Ignatius of Antioch said, ‘Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. The students focus on mission business administrations, theology, the spirituality of the respective dioceses or (Arch)Bishop, ecumenism, systematic theology, liturgy, sociology and diplomatic mission of Christ on earth.
The beginning of Evangelii Gaudium, within the fabric of the teachings of Popes that ring out with surprising vitality, proclaiming the wonderful mystery of the Good News that transforms the life of the person who takes it to heart. Furthermore, it is an ongoing formation for the student to focus their research work on the consecrated life, apostolic life or Church administration. For this reason, every year the Unitatis Universitas Salvatoris organizes three training activities, with academic credits stipulated as:

  • A training day on the third Saturday of November
  • An interdisciplinary course, every Tuesday from the last Tuesday of January until the last Tuesday of May.
  • A summer course, the first week of July

These training activities are characterized by the interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and psychology in the search for practical applications in the daily life of the consecrated life, apostolic life and Church administration with synodality. Finally, this graduate course will involve students’ visits to Rome and an audience with His Holiness, the Pope, which involves paper presentations on given topics.
Course Work:
Candidates shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of courses, research, and examination to be eligible for graduation. All required courses and core courses must be completed as prescribed.

  1. According to the ministries of the Roman Catholic Church, it is necessary to have four law courses which will be taken in the Fall semester:
    UCL 711 – General Norms I
    UCL 721 – Structures of the Particular Church
    UCL 744 – Temporal Goods
    UTRS 665A: Basic Principles of Latin Canon Law
    BUS 661A Business statistics and Projects Writing
    UDIP 678 Peace Making and Peace Keeping
    UDIP 700 Principles of Management: Church & Government
  2. Interdenominational Churches and respective laws and policies will be studied according to the UUS accepted topics.
  3. Four additional courses in Canon Law or another discipline (Theology, Business statistics and Projects Writing etc.) will be taken in the spring or summer classes.
  4. Students must maintain an average of 3.0.

Master’s Degree in Professional Missionary - UUS

This program is designed for graduate studies which provide training for missionaries and others who plan to serve in inter-culturation ministry and church multiplication positions. Students complete core courses in theological languages and biblical languages and studies in inculturation that uplift faith, peace, and ministry foundations; and then may choose to concentrate on global or urban missions, or they may select several courses that focus on urban studies, global missiology, intercultural understanding, and Church planting and peace accord.
Students receive an intensive formation in Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II’s texts and ideas. Classical works of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II’s thoughts are presented in the areas of both systematic theology and theology of the body. The UUS is geared towards theology as a discipline interwoven to enhance and equip the missiologist with many disciplines as a church diplomat to work well with societies or communities, with chiefs, chieftains, kings or the community leaders in any system so that the candidates of theology will be oriented in the globalizations and technological advancements. It helps missionaries to discover the needs of the people and be open to many languages. Modern topics are also considered with a view to seeing the relevance of the mission of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II studies for contemporary theological discourses and the studies of the history of all Popes’ mission of peace and diplomacy of the Church’s world view. The student studies the relationship between Christians and Muslims, Judaizers and Christians, and other world religions. The student prepares specialized research work for doctoral studies.

Course Work:
Candidates shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of courses, research, and examination to be eligible for graduation. All required courses and core courses must be completed as prescribed. A student will choose areas of concentration through seminars:

  • UDIP 702 Church Planting, Community Reforms and Chieftaincy
  • UDIP 769 Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management in Rural Communities
  • UDIP 789 Missionaries and Rebels Leaders; Bioterrorism and International Security
  • UDIP 790 Principles of Law in the Community Government
  • UDIP 795 Seminar: The Determinant of Conflict and Poverty

This 36-credit degree program is designed to be taken over four consecutive summer periods with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defence. The degree is intended to prepare students for advanced degrees in the area of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II thoughts and theology.

Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling - UUS

To acquire effective pastoral counseling strategies to serve the needs of the ministry and the congregation. With a Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Pastoral Counseling, one gains a deeper understanding of discipleship, evangelism, sermon preparation, and theology, all through a biblical and theoretical framework. To gain a firm foundation in the psychological theories and counseling techniques, one must offer sound, godly advice. In this program, one would receive instruction on integrating psychology with theology, premarital and marital therapy, and spirituality in counseling.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) gives one the core values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in professional Christian ministry effectively. This degree would prepare the student through an in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies and an intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.
The program is profitable for pastors and ministry leaders who need a firm scriptural understanding for service in Christian ministry. The M.Div. is the basis for most divinity doctoral programs.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Pastoral Counseling degree is also offered online
Pastoral Counseling:
Credit Hours: 75 total credit hours

Master's Degree in Pastoral, Clinical and Mental Health Counseling - UUS

The Master’s Degree in Pastoral, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PCMHC) is a 60-hour graduate-level residential program designed to meet the Virginia requirements for licensure as a faith-based Professional Counselor (LPC). The faculty provides quality professional training for clinical mental health counselors from a faith-based perspective. Our mission is to produce ethically and spiritually aware mental health counselors with the knowledge, values, skills, and personal disposition to promote clients’ mental health and holistic wellness across diverse populations. Our mission is achieved significantly by offering rigorous religious and academic programs, dynamic interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practical work/study and internships.

  • 60-hour graduate program (practicum and internship required)

Master's Degree of Christian in Marriage and Family Counseling - UUS

The Master’s Degree of Christian in Marriage and Family Counseling is a 60-hour graduate-level residential program designed to meet the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). The faculty provides quality professional training for those seeking licensure as marriage and family counselors from a faith-based perspective for all denominations.
Our mission is to produce ethically and spiritually aware marriage and family counselors with the knowledge, values, skills, and personal disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of individuals, couples, and family clients across diverse populations. Our mission is achieved significantly by offering rigorous academic programs, dynamic interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practice and internships.

  • 60-hour graduate program
  • Residential format
  • 16-week classroom instructional format

Master's Degree in Professional Missionary - UUS

Course Work

Candidates shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of courses, research, and examination to be eligible for graduation. All required courses and core courses must be completed as prescribed.  A student will choose areas of concentrations through seminars:

UDIP 702 Church Planting, Community Reforms and Chieftaincy
UDIP 769 Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management in Rural Community
UDIP 789 Missionaries and Rebels Leaders; Bioterrorism and International Security
UDIP 790 Principles of Law in the Community Government
UDIP 795 Seminar: The Determinant of Conflict and Poverty

 This 36-credit degree program is designed to be taken over four consecutive summer periods with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defense. The degree is intended to prepare students for advanced degrees in the area of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II thoughts and theology.

Doctoral Degree

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Doctoral Degree - PhD in Philosophy - UNDT

The study of philosophy is central to the mission of every great University. UUS offers students with abundant opportunities to think deeply, analytically, and autonomously about questions fundamental to the person’s place in the natural and social world through an excellent and internationally distinguished graduate program. As one of the nation’s premier centers for original philosophical research, we are the academic home to a wonderfully dynamic and engaged community of students in daily interaction with a faculty of world-renowned philosophers.

University Registrar

The University Registrar plays a critical role in the University and Academic operations by effectively managing the maintenance and integrity of all students academic records, the approved curriculum, the creation, and maintenance of course schedules, all areas of student registration and the recording and reporting He/she is responsible for the day to day checking of the instructors pedagogical methods of teachings and philosophize their ideology for contextual era and make sure the teaching code and subjects codes corresponded in the National Center for Educational Statistics as the Provosts deed it or may have compiled the Catalog. Dealing on the quality of education and standard the Unitatis build their academic principles upon the scholars of the school discipline. Admission affairs and programs of the student’s welfare. The Registrar reports directly to the provost. The Registrar manages staff within a dynamic institution that provides a proficiency-based education to both traditional and online undergraduate students and graduate studies. This position requires a unique combination of strong leadership, technical, and interpersonal skills. The Registrar must create and maintain collaborative working relationships with institutional leadership, faculty, and staff and support University programs and policies as established by federal, state, administrative, and academic entities. The Registrar acts as a central communication resource for academic and policy information related to student records management. The Registrar is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the academic record.

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