About Unity Institute and Seminary

Courses at Unity Institute are based on a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity that uses the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Our educational programs honor the universal truths in all religions and respect each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
We offer a variety of online and on-campus courses to meet you where you are on your spiritual journey. A program at Unity Institute prepares you for certification as a licensed Unity teacher, a career in Unity ministry, or simply a higher level of spiritual understanding.
There are three paths of study at Unity Institute:

Spiritual Education

Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE)

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, your path at Unity Institute begins with SEE courses. 

If you are a casual learner, courses may be taken for your own enjoyment and enrichment. Or you may wish to complete our SEE certification programs, which open the door to credentialing as a licensed Unity teacher or minister.

Either way, SEE is not something you will take and put away on a bookshelf, never to be used again. It will enrich your everyday life, for the rest of your life. Learn more.

Graduate Studies

Ministry and Religious Studies (M&RS)

Students preparing for a career in ministry or looking for graduate-level education and spiritual growth will enter the Ministry and Religious Studies program.

Anyone may apply to take courses in the M&RS program. Students holding a bachelor’s degree will earn a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) while those without a bachelor’s degree may earn a Diploma in Unity Ministry. Individuals who do not wish to earn a Diploma or degree may enroll as audit-only students. Learn more.

Becoming a Teacher or Minister

Those students interested in credentialing as licensed Unity teachers or ministers will need to apply with Unity Worldwide Ministries and complete an approved education program like the M&RS program at Unity Institute. Learn more about credentialing through UWM here.