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New York Theological Seminary

New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) has long been recognized for its innovative programs, its pioneering spirit, and its commitment to training women and men for ministry in the real world.



New York Theological Seminary was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White as the Bible Teacher’s Training College in Montclair.  A gifted scholar and teacher, President White developed a curriculum that combined the study of the Bible in one’s own language with practical training for ministry.  After moving to New York City in 1902, the school became known as The Biblical Seminary in New York.


Education at New York Theological Seminary is a process of dialogue.  Moving back and forth between action and reflection, we seek to bring questions and concerns that arise out of real-life experience (both individual and collective) into dialogue with the disciplines of theological study.

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Library services

All graduate students have full checkout privileges to all libraries in the Columbia Library system except the education, medical and law libraries.  The Columbia Library system is one of the largest libraries in the United States, with over 8 million volumes.  Among the libraries is the Burke Library, the largest theological library in the western hemisphere.


New York Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and chartered by the Regents of The University of the State of New York.  

New York City, New York, United States