Our Partners

The Urban Ministry Institute Accredited Partners

As a training center dedicated to honoring and glorifying God in all we do, TUMI is unashamedly committed to academic excellence and quality leadership education. Every resource and program represents our commitment to excellence and God-honoring leadership education that rivals the most rigorous and prestigious programs available today.

Although TUMI has chosen to be and remain non-accredited in order to keep our resources available to deserving urban leaders who seek our training, our commitment to academic excellence and quality leadership education is a priority. We demonstrate this commitment not only in the quality of our educational programming, but also how we partner with accredited liberal arts schools and seminaries who offer our students credit for the successful completion of the Capstone Curriculum. The Academic Institutions below have joined with TUMI to offer accredited programs to our students that use their Capstone training as the foundation.

Lancaster Bible College has approved the ability for TUMI students to transfer completed TUMI modules for credit into Degree completion. Each of the 16 modules from TUMI is worth 1.7 credits, for a potential total of 27.2 transfer credits. 

Fuller Theological Seminary is offering students who complete the TUMI Capstone Curriculum the opportunity to apply for Special Student Status for a masters program at Fuller.

City Vision University has a special partnership with TUMI to provide accredited Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies, Urban Missions, or Nonprofit Management degrees. City Vision College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 

Cairn University will provide qualified TUMI students with an organization tuition discount for a Degree Completion Program, and various Masters Programs, several of which have online options available. 

International Christian College and Seminary is offering degree credit to TUMI students who transfer completed TUMI modules. Each of the 16 modules from TUMI is worth 2 credits, for a potential of 32 transfer credits. That’s almost a years worth of traditional college. All enrolling students will also have access to scholarships. Inmates welsome.

Pillar College welcomes TUMI students and offers the opportunity for students from the Urban Ministry Institute to transfer credit to Pillar. Each module is worth 1.5 credits at Pillar, with a total of 24 credits potentially transferred into Pillar College.

Global University will accept up to 24 credits from Tumi. GU will accept 1.5 credits per module completed by TUMI students. Grades must be 73% or higher to transfer. Courses transferred must be compatible with GU’s programs of study.

Dallas Christian College and TUMI have partnered together to allow TUMI students to transfer completed TUMI modules for credit into any degree program, if the grade is “C” or higher. Transfering students can transfer in enough modules to cover up to 18 credit hours at DCC.

The College of Biblical Studies offers regionally accredited Bible Certificate, Associate of Biblical Studies, and Bachelors programs tought in English or Spanish offered online or at our campus in southwest Houston, Texas. Students who have completed the TUMI program can recieve up to 24 credit hours towards a variety of bachelors degrees. 

Pilgrim Theological Seminary is proud to partner with TUMI to offer a modified Associate in Ministry degree. For those who already have an Associates degree, TUMI courses can be applied to the Bachelor of Divinity degree completion program.

TUMI and Mission India Theological Seminary have partnered to provide Capstone graduates an opportunity for graduate-level education taught by some of the world’s leading experts in engaging culture. Master of Arts opportunities are available for those who have completed a bachelir’s degree as well as those who have not.