Follow Us

Events

What Would Luther Do Today? – Free Online Course NOW OPEN!

Sign up now, opens today! Marking the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther’s historic reform work, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is inviting the world to commemorate the life, legacy, and relevant teachings of reformer Martin Luther by taking a free, pre-recorded online class series, What Would Luther Do Today? All are welcome to attend, and congregations and groups are encouraged to take the course together.

Learn More >

FeaturePS Portions

PS Portions – December 2016

In December's PS Portions, President David Lose talks about "Portraits of Jesus," The Annual Advent Vespers in word and pictures, Advent Reflections, Tangled Blue - Songs and Stories for the Seminary Community, God's Church worshipping on LTSP campus, and December Class Notes

Learn More >

FeaturePS Portions

“Portraits of Jesus”

In the American Memorial Chapel of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, built to honor those US citizens who died defending Britain in World War II, there is a set of stained glass windows with pictures of Jesus, the nativity, … and George Washington.

Learn More >

News

Position Opening: Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

In mid-2017, United Lutheran Seminary will succeed the historic Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries, retaining campuses in both locations while being served by a unified faculty and administration. As part of this transition, United Lutheran Seminary seeks an innovative, adaptive, and collaborative director of one library system located on two campuses. Read more about this position opening...

Learn More >

News

United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Presidential Search Announcement

A New Venture in Theological Education, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), as the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots, seeks a president. A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ULS is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

Learn More >

EventsPS Portions

Preaching Day is February 13: Anna Carter Florence and William Willimon – FREE – Register Today!

Preaching Day returns in 2017 with two dynamic and nationally known preachers – William Willimon and Anna Carter Florence – and a twist: we're making it a one-day event on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center on the LTSP Campus | Free with registration!

Learn More >

EventsPS Portions

Dr. Paul D. Hanson presenting Lazareth Lecture February 21

Paul D. Hanson, BD, PhD, Florence Corliss Lamont Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School, will be presenting the annual Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:00 am in Benbow Hall.

Learn More >

Events

ATSI 2017 Applications Now Open

The Asian Theological Summer Institute (ATSI) at LTSP is an annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage. The 2017 Institute is Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 – applications accepted through February 1, 2017. Learn more and apply online.

Learn More >

Feature

LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award – Nominate today!

LTSP Alumni! Do you know a colleague in ministry who... Has given distinguished and faithful service in parish ministry? Has made a significant contribution to the greater church? Is distinguished for service in the world? Has made a contribution to the life of LTSP? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award 2017! Submit your nominations today!

Learn More >

Events

The Weekend is Coming!

The Weekend is a chance for you to spend intentional time wondering how God can use you to serve the church and the world. You'll be invited to wonder, imagine, and learn. February 3-5, 2017 based in Philly | April 7-9, 2017 based in Gettysburg | Registration is now open!

Learn More >

Denominations

Black Church Studies

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) offers theological education to church leaders, representing a range of denominations, that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community in a number of different areas.

Go To Black Church Studies >

Registrar

Affiliated Students

All First Theological Degree-Level student whose MDiv studies have been undertaken at a non-ELCA seminary, if seeking ordination in the ELCA, are required to “affiliate” with an ELCA seminary. The seminary assists the student’s ordination process, oversees the student’s...

Go To Affiliated Students >

Giving

Alumni Giving

As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.

Go To Alumni Giving >

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

The DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) program at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) equips persons for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice in accord with the standards of the Association of...

Go To Doctor of Philosophy >

The LTSP Experience

Campus Safety and Security

The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are: Protection of life and property Prevention of crime Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growth

Go To Campus Safety and Security >

Contextual Education

Field Education

The typical MDiv student undertakes a field education assignment for each of four semesters (normally the first two years of a full-time program).

Go To Field Education >

The LTSP Experience

Denominations

For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.

Go To Denominations >

The Community

Multicultural Mission Resource Center

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is a seminary deeply rooted in a long historical and denominational tradition that has opened itself up to innovative theological and missiological possibilities.

Go To Multicultural Mission Resource Center >

Giving

Giving Opportunities

Click to view a list of our designations and ways to give to The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Go To Giving Opportunities >

Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Religion

The MASTER of ARTS in RELIGION (MAR) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares students for further academic study and ministerial leadership in the Christian Church.

Go To Master of Arts in Religion >

Admissions

Apply Now

Apply for admission to LTSP online. Click on degree of interest to apply now. There are separate forms and instructions for:

Go To Apply Now >

Contextual Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

CPE is an ecclesiastical (not academic) requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Designed to provide an intensive pastoral care experience coupled with deep reflection and discernment, CPE offers students the opportunity to hone their listening...

Go To Clinical Pastoral Education >

Krauth Memorial Library

History of the Library

A major component in the seminary’s educational program is the 200,000 volume Krauth Memorial Library. It boasts one of the finest scholarly collections of any Lutheran institution in America and it houses archives of five of the seminary’s supporting...

Go To History of the Library >

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1974
215.248.4616
800.286.4616
Fax: 215.248.4577
web@Ltsp.edu

Sign Up for LTSP News


The Brossman Center at LTSP

215.248.7339
866.548.7339
events@brossmancenter.com
Brossman Center Website

Academics

Admissions

Giving

Our Mission

"Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world."