MTSO offers UU courses to Earlham School of Religion students
MTSO and Earlham School of Religion are pleased to announce a new partnership providing ESR Master of Divinity students the opportunity to complete Unitarian Universalist coursework at MTSO.
This unique program provides ESR’s UU students the benefit of coursework in UU history, polity and worship offered by MTSO’s Unitarian Universalist House of Studies, which is the only entity specializing in educating UU students who are attending non-UU schools.
Established in 2016, the UU House of Studies serves MTSO’s degree-seeking students and provides hybrid and intensive classes for UU students attending other seminaries. It offers all of the UU-specific coursework required for ministerial fellowship in formats that are academically rigorous, logistically accessible and personally hospitable.
“This is a great opportunity for ESR students,” said ESR Dean Matt Hisrich. “We could not be more pleased to enter into partnership with MTSO and their Unitarian Universalist House of Studies. Both institutions will benefit as ESR students have access – and bring their unique experiences – to MTSO’s courses.”
Added Susan Ritchie, director of the UU House of Studies at MTSO, “We’re excited to work with ESR in providing its Unitarian Universalist students with the most robust possible connection to UU institutions, culture, intellectual heritage and collegial networks in the context of interfaith education. We want our ministers educated in religiously diverse communities for what is bound to be a religiously diverse future, but with no sacrifice to the depth with which they experience, embody and proclaim UU identity.”