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Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Seminary prepares students for ministry both academically and practically. Students are challenged to think deeply and critically while at the same time actively participating in community and ministry.

Master's Programmes



From the time of its founding in Lexington, Georgia, in 1828, Columbia Theological Seminary has been committed to training persons for leadership in the church of Jesus Christ. Throughout its history, Columbia Seminary has nurtured, and has been nurtured by, the Presbyterian Church in the South; this connection continues to be a cherished tradition. 

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Housing services

  • Florida Hall: This residence hall offers efficiencies, suites, and individual rooms, all with private baths. Most single rooms are fully furnished. Furnished suites consist of two rooms and a private bath. Efficiency apartments are unfurnished and available to single students if these units have not been assigned to married students. 
  • New Residence Hall: This building contains one-bedroom apartments for singles, two- and four-bedroom apartments that can be shared by full-time students, as well as suites and studios. All units include private bathrooms (one per bedroom). Apartments have full kitchens, including refrigerators and microwave ovens. 

Medical services

At Columbia, we take the mental and spiritual health of our students seriously.

Student Life

Student clubs

Student Government Association (SGA), African Heritage Student Association (AHSA), Asian Student Association (ASA)


Columbia Theological Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorate degrees.

Decatur, Georgia, United States