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Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia


Philadelphia, PA

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Coordinates: 40°03′43″N 75°11′30″W / 40.06194°N 75.19167°W / 40.06194; -75.19167

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is one of eight seminaries associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA). It was founded in 1864 but traces its roots further back to the first Lutheran establishment in Philadelphia founded by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg in 1748. The seminary offers degree courses for a Master of Divinity (MDiv), a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR), a MAR Concentration in Public Leadership, a Master of Sacred Theology (STM), a Doctor of Ministry (DMin), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It has an enrollment of 420, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of 239. It has 19 full-time and 18 adjunct faculty members. Students come from a number of Christian traditions in addition to ELCA Lutheran, including Episcopalian, African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Church of God in Christ and Mennonite. The President of LTSP is The Rev. Dr. Philip D. W. Krey.

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