Ministerial Program


Are you called to serve in Unity by...

Helping people discover and live their purpose and potential through a greater awareness of God? Inspiring others through your positive example of prayer and leadership? Providing practical teachings to help people live healthy prosperous lives? Leading communities of like-mined people on this positive path for Spiritual Living.


About the UWSI Ministerial and Religious Studies Program

Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute’s M&RS program offers a convenient, affordable, in-depth spiritual education to guide you to credentialing as a Unity minister. Our interactive online courses use current research to build your knowledge and skills in all aspects of ministry, while the rich experience of the instructors and your peers will nurture and inspire you on your journey. Students interested in becoming an ordained Unity minister also need to apply for admission to Unity Worldwide Ministries Licensing and Ordination ministry path.


Prerequisites are courses required to be successfully completed prior to starting a Credentialing Program.  Use the buttons below to view lists of required courses pre-requisite courses for UWSI's Ministerial Program. 

18 Prerequisite courses must be taken before applying for a ministerial path.  These courses may be obtained through UWSI, UUMS or a Unity center.  These courses are:

Spiritual Studies

  • Overview: Hebrew Scriptures
  • Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
  • Overview: Christian Scriptures
  • Bible Interpretation: Acts-Revelation

Historical and Theological Studies

  • Foundations of Unity
  • Healing and Wholeness*
  • History of New Thought and Unity
  • Twelve Powers*
  • Prosperity
  • The Christ
  • Jesus' Teachings
  • Metaphysics 1
  • Metaphysics 2
  • Metaphysics 3
  • Metaphysics 4

Spiritual Personal Development

  • Self-Awareness
  • Meditation Practices*
  • Unity Prayer*

*If you have taken these courses more than 10 years ago, it may be possible to obtain equivalencies for these courses. To learn more, please contact Credentialing Coordinator, Rev. Lynn O'Dell.

In order to begin taking courses, you will first need to enroll in UWSI. Click here to enroll in UWSI.

To see details on these prerequisite courses, please visit the page here.

M&RS, Internships & Intensives (click on the title of each course to see more details)

1st Year Courses 





2nd Year Courses






3rd Year Courses: 

  • MAS 525 Intensive: Mediation Practices
  • Rev. Doug Duerr
  • Dates are:
    • Wednesday, June 5 - 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT
    • Thursday June 6, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT
    • Friday June 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT


  • PRA 715 - Student Selected Internship
  • Rev. Ray Nelson
  • Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. CT




Contact Us

For more information about becoming a Unity Credentialed Leader, please visit the Become a Credentialed Unity Leader.

If you are a current Ministerial student, and have questions about classes or class registration, contact the UWSI Education department.

Our address is Unity Worldwide Ministries, 200 Unity Circle North, Suite A, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.