Located in the Midwestern city of New Brighton, the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities traces its roots back to two historic Minnesota institutions of religious education - Mission House Seminary and Yankton School of Theology. Mission House Seminary was founded in 1862 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, to provide a place of worship for German immigrants who had recently arrived in the Midwest. Similarly, the Yankton School of Theology was also constructed with German immigrants in mind - built in 1869 and existing in Nebraska and Chicago before settling in South Dakota. In 1957, both of these institutions showed interest in uniting, an idea that led to the formation of the United Church of Christ that same year. Three years later, the United Theological Seminaries of the Twin Cities was born from the merger of Mission House and Yankton School of Theology.
According to its mission statement, United Theological Seminary "is an ecumenical graduate theological school founded by the United Church of Christ. As a Christian seminary our mission is: to prepare women and men for effective ordained and lay leadership in church and society, to pursue theological inquiry and shape theological understanding, to serve as a sustaining resource for religious leaders and to foster spiritual formation and ethical development."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at the United Theological Seminary have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue degrees such as Mast of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Leadership, Doctor of Ministry or Masters of Arts.
Student living and university living at the school revolve around a variety of traditional campus student programs and Christian initiatives designed at bettering the local community.
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