Westminster Theological Seminary

Westminster Theological Seminary

Western Theological Seminary (WTS) is situated in Glenside, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Established in 1929, the seminary is a Presbyterian and Reformed Christian graduate educational institution with branches in Dallas, New York and London. The institution was formed largely due to the efforts of J. Gresham Machen and modeled on the Princeton Theological Seminary.

The seminary specializes primarily in pastoral training, offering graduate degrees in divinity, religion, arts, theology and doctorate degrees in philosophy and ministry. WTS also offers scholarships such as the Westminster Scholarship and the Westminster's Special and 'Named 'Scholarship. The Westminster Student association is the leading student organization on the campus.

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Westminster Theological Seminary
2960 W Church Rd
Glenside , PA 19038
General Phone: (215) 887-5511

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Westminster Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy109philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, missionary studies, ministry, theological and ministerial studies

Number of programs and degrees for Westminster Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree182
Postbaccalaureate certificate21
Master's degree491
First-professional degree401

Westminster Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westminster Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 760 students (411 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 63%
First Professional 37%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 25%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 9%
25-29 25%
30-34 15%
35-39 15%
40-49 23%
50-64 12%
65+ 1%

Westminster Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Westminster Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 12 of its 411 (full-time) students.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Westminster Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,430

Financial Aid:
Westminster Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 339300)

Westminster Theological Seminary Faculty

Westminster Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$80,6720*
Associate professorcalendar year4$64,0490*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$72,6300*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Westminster Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

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