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Dear Prospective Student,

We are delighted that you are interested in the General Theological Seminary for your theological education. The first Episcopal Seminary in the United States, GTS continues to live into its mission " educate and form leaders for the Church in a changing world," through a community centered on worship, spiritual formation, fellowship, and social justice.


Located in the heart of New York City, within the thriving neighborhood of Chelsea, the General Theological Seminary offers the unique opportunity to live and study in one of the most dynamic urban centers on earth, all while surrounded by the beautiful, garden-like serenity of the Close. 
Whether you feel called to ordained ministry or lay leadership in your faith community, whether you are drawn to advanced theological studies or a certificate program, whether you are interested in studying part-time or even as a non-degree student, GTS offers a path and a course of study that will meet your needs.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the Close.


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Statement of Educational Effectiveness:

The General Theological Seminary is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools,


General Theological Seminary educates and forms men and women for a wide variety of professional ministries. Nearly all students enrolled in General Seminary graduate and go on to serve either in ordained capacities or positions of pastoral responsibility.  Our lay graduates pursue vocations both within and outside church settings as well as pursuing further graduate education or academic careers.  On average, 96% of General's graduates are placed in full-time vocational employment or educational positions within a year of graduation.

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The General Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.