Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, one of ten seminaries in the Presbyterian Church (USA), is distinguished by its nationally recognized field education and marriage and family therapy programs, the scholarship and church service among its faculty, and a commitment to training women and men to participate in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ. Location:
Louisville, Kentucky Founded:
1853 in Danville, Kentucky History:
The only Presbyterian seminary to be supported by both the northern and southern branches of the Presbyterian Church simultaneously. Library holdings:
170,000 volumes. Six more area libraries expand resources to nearly 3.5 million. Our Degree Programs:
Our Student Body (All Degree Programs):
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts (Religion)
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Arts in Spirituality (with Bellarmine University)
- Doctor of Ministry
- Dual Degrees: Theology with Law, Administration, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy; and Master of Arts with Master of Arts in Spirituality or Marriage and Family Therapy.
- More than 20 denominations represented.
- More than 25% racial/ethnic student representation.
- Approximately 2:1 ratio of female to male students.
- About 200 students, with an average age of 37 in the MDiv program and an average of 40 for all degree programs including the DMin.
- More than 80% of master’s-level students receive financial aid through tuition grants and scholarships. This will change to 100% when the Covenant for the Future is fully implemented in the 2015 academic year.
- 21 professors with credentials from some of the world's leading theological institutions and universities
- 48% of the faculty is female
- 62% of the faculty are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- United Methodist, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ, and Lutheran (ELCA) faith traditions are represented.
- 2,200 Active Alums
- 80% have graduated with the MDiv degree
- 69% are in active ministry; 20% are retired; 8.5% are students or in an inactive ministry period; 2.5% are out of the ministry
- Alums serve in more than 55 distinct vocational professions, with the majority in church-based ministry