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UMST - Certificate in United Methodist Studies

Program Title

CERTG: United Methodist Studies

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Degree Designation


Program Description

The United Methodist Studies certificate provides training in history, doctrine, mission, polity, and practices of the Wesleyan Methodist tradition, with particular attention to the worldwide United Methodist Church. The curriculum meets all the requirements for those seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church. This certificate can be combined with the Certificate in Graduate Theological Studies to meet the Basic Graduate Theological Studies requirements for Deacon’s orders in the United Methodist Church.


Students in the United Methodist Studies Certificate program (UMST) complete 15 credit hours through the following courses:

I. Required Courses (13 credits)

  • course - United Methodist History and Mission

  • course - United Methodist Doctrine and Polity

  • course - Evangelism in the United Methodist Tradition

  • course - United Methodist Book of Discipline

  • course - Vital Worship in the 21st Century for United Methodists

II. Electives (2 credits)

  • course - Sexual Ethics

  • course - Financial Leadership

  • course - Intercultural Sensitivity

  • Other 1 credit electives as offered each semester.