About United Lutheran Seminary

Our Mission Statement

Unifying, Learning, Serving: United Lutheran Seminary is a welcoming and diverse learning community equipping people to proclaim the living Gospel for a changing church and world.

The Newest Approach in Theology, With the Deepest Roots.

United Lutheran Seminary is the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots.

A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), United Lutheran Seminary is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

It opened officially July 1, 2017 in the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, with its first classes in the fall.

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Philadelphia Campus
7301 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Gettysburg Campus
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg Campus

Located within two hours of Baltimore and Washington D.C., the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary is situated in the heart of one of our country’s most charming and historically important towns.

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Philadelphia Campus

Located in the historic Mt. Airy neighborhood, students love not only the picturesque campus, but also the wide-variety of opportunities that are available right in the neighborhood. You can also get right into the heart of Philadelphia and beyond using one of the two train stations or public transportation that are blocks from campus.

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ULS Quick Facts


1 seminary on 2 campuses


denominations among student body

$2.275 million
Financial support to be distributed to students this year

191 + 153
Years of experience educating graduate and professional students

Degrees: MDiv, MA, MAML, STM, MAPL, DMin, PhD

Graduates of Gettysburg and Philadelphia Seminaries

Formats for Learning: Residential, Commuting, Distributed learning, Online, Hybrid, Intensive, Certificate

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Fully Accredited.

United Lutheran Seminary is a consolidation of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. The consolidated school is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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