Why CTS

There are many reasons to put CTS at the top of your list. It’s a world-class seminary with a history of theological innovation. Our alumni represent the best and brightest of the progressive religious thought.

Here are other reasons:

  • CTS is perhaps the most progressive-minded and forward-thinking graduate school of theology. Learn about our historic advocacy of civil rights, interreligious engagement, gender and LGBTQ justice, and other commitments.
  • CTS is one of the most inclusive and diverse institutions anywhere.
  • Regardless of your beliefs, CTS will help strengthen your faith and clarify your calling.
  • CTS will guide you to important meaningful careers, be it as a minister, a community organizer, a professor, chaplain, advocate, activist or hundreds of other exciting vocations.
  • CTS is led by a world-class faculty: famous theologians, inspiring writers, leading-edge scholars and transformative thinkers.
  • CTS is based in the diverse city of Chicago. This culturally-eclectic center is a wonderful real life environment to forge your beliefs.
  • CTS offers an MDiv degree completely online.
  • CTS  is accredited by two accrediting agencies; The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools and The Higher Learning Commission.