1. How diverse is the school?
Louisville Seminary invites all people to join the learning community and this is evident in our commitment to dialogue around diversity, our faculty, and the student population. Our student body is about half male and half female and approximately 25% of our students are persons of color.
2. Do you have to be Presbyterian to go to LPTS?
We are a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) but we are an ecumenical group. About half our students are Presbyterian and the other half represent nineteen other denominations.
3. What is there to do on-campus? Off-campus?
All students and their families are encouraged to participate in campus activities such as Finally Friday, a community-wide gathering that gives time for everyone to socialize before the weekend; LPTS Soul Force, an intra-mural basketball and flag football league; Open-mic nights in which students sing, read poetry, and participate in our improv group; Agape theatre, a student group that produces plays each semester; Global Feast Dinner, highlighting various “comfort” foods from each of our cultures; and weekly potlucks where students and families gather.
Off-campus life is as vast or limited as you want. The seminary is situated between two beautiful parks (Cherokee and Seneca) that have tennis courts, walking trails, running track and golf courses. Also, the city of Louisville offers great cultural opportunities from neighborhood art fairs and festivals, live music events, museums, the Louisville Bats baseball team, local restaurants, and many other arts and outdoor activities.
4. How family-friendly is Louisville Seminary?
The seminary is an open and welcoming place for children, yet you don’t have to have family with you to make it feel like home. We have 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for families with a playground on campus. Everyone participates in Halloween activities and community dances. Campus Kids provides weekly programming and there's a bus stop within easy walking distance. Children are seen throughout the campus both with their parents and exploring on their own. We are all one big family here to support each other and help out when needed.
5. What is the work load for MFT?
Students pursuing a Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy are must enroll as full-time students. First semester MFT study is focused on learning the basics of Marriage and Family Therapy in the classroom. Beginning second semester students begin seeing clients at the Louisville Seminary Counseling Training Center and begin work at an off-campus practicum site. These are done under supervision of a Clinical Supervisor and Site Supervisor. Students are required to meet with their Clinical Supervisor once per week as well as attend Live Supervision once per week.
6. Can I work on campus?
Yes. There are a variety of jobs available on campus each year in the library, mailroom, admissions, and field education offices.
7. If I live on campus can I bring my pet with me?
Yes! Louisville Seminary is the place for pet lovers. Each apartment is allowed up to two animals.
8. Will I be able to go on travel seminars or educational travel opportunities?
Yes, our curriculum includes various trips that have included opportunities to study in Israel and Palestine, South Africa, Brazil and Europe. Our students also participate in SCUPE, an urban ministry setting in Chicago.