Becoming a Student

LTSP is one of eight seminaries affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, yet we are a diverse learning community with students from over 28 denominations. Located on 14 tree-lined acres in the northwest corner of Philadelphia, we are committed to providing theological education for all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds in order to prepare them for one among a variety of public ministries.

The best way to get a sense of what this community is like is to visit. Come and stay a little while. We will gladly feed and house you at our expense. While you are here you will have the chance to sit in on classes, worship, share in community meals in the refectory, and talk with students, staff, and faculty.

One way to visit is to participate in one of our various visit programs.We would also be delighted to customize a personal visit.

You are invited to apply at any time. Ideally, an application will be completed 9-12 months prior to the time you plan to begin classes, but we offer admission on a rolling basis. However, if you are admitted and make the required deposit by April 15 (for the following fall semester), you will have the highest priority concerning campus housing and financial aid.