Study in Seminaries across the USA

Where will you study?

Atlanta, GA – Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta

Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta is an extension of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). In addition, three Atlanta theological schools offer courses to LTCA students in a diverse ecumenical environment and theological reflection on urban and cross-cultural issues. Located on the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) campus, LTCA provides an excellent, intentionally focused educational program for Lutheran seminaries, especially African American candidates for ministry.


Berkeley, CA – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) develops leaders in the Lutheran tradition for a complex and changing world. We equip people to put their faith into action as the church and culture face dramatic change; because people who follow their purpose can transform a community — and the world.

PLTS is a graduate school of California Lutheran University and a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). The GTU is one of the largest and most diverse partnerships of seminaries and graduate programs in the United States, dedicated to building bridges across the religious spectrum, and preparing people for ministry, leadership, teaching and research. PLTS students are able to seamlessly take classes at 17 other seminaries and research centers from a variety of interreligious perspectives.

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Chicago, IL – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is a community to form leaders to form community.

We believe that our communities cannot be restored without leaders who are able to nurture the gifts of those who gather, organize them for shared purpose, and guide them in a sustained vision. Such leaders do not happen automatically but must be formed in communities that model faithful living in all of its complexity and promise.

With our exceptional faculty, creative and innovative students, partnerships with 11 denominational seminaries, and our setting in the vibrant city of Chicago, LSTC equips public leaders for our church and world today.

Our Public Church curriculum has been recognized as one of the most innovative among North American seminaries. Three on-campus Centers reflect our longstanding commitments to interfaith relations, multiculturalism, and the dialogue between religion and science.\

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Columbia, SC – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Our mission is to teach, form, and nurture women and men for public ministry in a context that is Christ-centered, faithfully Lutheran, and ecumenically committed.

Our curriculum of classroom instruction, service learning, contextual ministry experience, and a life centered in worship leads to holistic formation of leaders.

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Columbus, OH – Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Since its founding, Trinity Lutheran Seminary has provided opportunities for theological education and faith formation in the classroom and around the globe, equipping students for transformative ministry in a variety of settings. The scope of our master’s degrees will prepare you to change the world, whether you see yourself leading a congregation, teaching in the classroom or advocating for social justice in the community.

  • EDUCATING and forming a new generation of theologically informed leaders for the emerging world.
  • DELIVERING relevant courses, experiences, events, and speakers on our campus and across the globe that inspire students to impact the community and our world.
  • FORMING leaders with an ethic of inclusivity and care, cultural competency, and ecological passion and commitment.

An institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University is committed to expanding its students’ understanding of faith, responsibility to others and to our world, and purposeful impact. That’s forming leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world.

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Dubuque, IA – Wartburg Theological Seminary

Wartburg Theological Seminary has been preparing leaders for over 160 years, but we have never prepared them the same way twice. Each leader is unique, personally rounded in who God created them to be. Our graduates are skilled and artful leaders who have learned how to think – how to draw on the breadth of the Lutheran tradition and make it come alive for a new day.

Wartburg Seminary continues to create innovative degree programs that prepare leaders for ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and many other denominations. Warburg Seminary students participate in a proud tradition of outstanding theological education marked by spiritual formation, contextual learning, life-giving relationships, and academic excellence. With a committed faculty and a curricular emphasis in forming leaders for the changing church, Wartburg Seminary continues to produce dedicated and well-equipped church leaders who both proclaim and teach the faith.

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Gettysburg & Philadelphia, PA – United Lutheran Seminary

In 2017, exactly five hundred years after the Protestant Reformation, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia joined their two historic institutions as United Lutheran Seminary (ULS).

As a premier graduate professional school, United Lutheran Seminary offers theological education and leadership formation that is both academically rigorous and practically oriented. Students engage in the study of scripture and biblical languages, church history, theology and philosophy as well as practical disciplines such as preaching and pastoral care. Graduates are equipped to move in many directions as leaders in church and society, including parish ministry, chaplaincies, and as leaders in arenas of human service and justice, or after additional study, as scholars and professors.

Whether your interest is the Bible, stewardship & ecology, urban ministry, politics, food (or the politics of food), the pastoral arts of ministry, public leadership, social justice, worship, faith & science, ecumenism or the study of Lutheranism; United Lutheran Seminary offers a theological education that will prepare you to serve the needs of the world today wherever your passions may lie.

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Saint Paul, MN – Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities across the country and around the world. As one of the seven seminaries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Luther Seminary has educated more than one-third of ELCA pastors, lay professionals and leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches.

Luther is known for the diversity of learning that occurs in the classroom, online and in the field. Students continually learn important theological concepts, apply them in real-life situations and then discuss their experience to help grow and mature in their understanding.

We welcome students from around the globe as they pursue this transformational education. It is always Gospel-centered, yet innovative and challenging to meet the changing demands of the church and the world.

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