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Chicago Theological Seminary

Chicago, Illinois, United States
CTS is not just a seminary, it is a community – a living, breathing, organic community. Whether you join a student organization, attend a worship service, share a post or encourage a classmate, community life is a major part of the CTS experience.



Since its inception, CTS has lived on the edge – literally and figuratively. Established in the boomtown of Chicago in 1855, the Seminary’s first mission was to train church leaders on what was then America’s western boundary. Throughout our history CTS has been a leader in theological education, social justice, and societal transformation.

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Library services

The Lapp Learning Commons has a long tradition and commitment to meeting the instructional and research needs of its constituents. Our mission is to continually build and provide access to materials, promote information literacy and lifelong learning in order to advance learning and scholarship within the entire Chicago Theological Seminary community.

Student Life

Campus life

The CTS campus is located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It is a desirable, racially-diverse neighborhood, which includes the homes of many notable Chicagoans, including President Barack Obama. Hyde Park is also the home of the University of Chicago.

Student clubs

Bayard Rustin Society, Business of Ministry Action Plan, PhD Student Association.


CTS  is accredited by two accrediting agencies; The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools and The Higher Learning Commission.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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