Union Presbyterian Seminary, one of 10 theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), was founded in 1812 as a theological adjunct of Hampden-Sydney College in central Virginia. Since our founding, we have served the church by educating pastors and teachers, missionaries, and scholars for service to Christ and the world.
Our graduate degree programs place emphasis on deep theological study, inventive learning and real world experiences that prepare students for faith leadership in ordained pastoral, educational and community ministries.
Our graduates serve as pastors of Christian congregations, directors of Christian education, chaplains, international mission workers, social workers, camp directors, and professors of Bible, theology, or religious studies at colleges, universities, and seminaries.
Our Charlotte campus is nestled in the heart of the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina. Although we are not a residential campus, we do have many wonderful amenities to offer students who are commuting on the weekends.
William Smith Morton Library supports its two contributing schools (Union Presbyterian Seminary and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond) by providing integrated access to and training in the use of resources in traditional formats as well as information technology that can facilitate the teaching, learning and research of students and faculty.
The Richmond campus is a tranquil space for observation and interaction with nature that stirs theological reflection. It is located in the historic Ginter Park section of the City of Richmond, Virginia. This historic neighborhood, which is located on the north side of the city consists of beautifully tree lined streets that serve as the background for homes that represent classical architectural design over the past one hundred fifty years.
In addition to the sound theological education students receive at Union Presbyterian Seminary, our students can enjoy a nurturing sense of community, great fellowship and fun!
Union Presbyterian Seminary is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels.
We also are accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.