Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1836 and affiliated with Columbia University, the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) is one of the premier divinity schools in the United States. The seminary offers degrees in Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, students may seek dual degrees through Columbia University.
Located in Uptown Manhattan, the UTS campus is within close proximity of Teachers College, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Manhattan School of Music and Barnard College, allowing close association with other schools for students living in off campus housing or university housing. The UTS also houses the Burke Theological Library, which is the largest of its type in the western hemisphere. The Burke library contains over 700,000 significant texts including original documents from ancient Greece and Martin Luther.
The UTS boasts several significant alumni such as Norman Thomas, a Socialist leader, Arthur McGiffert, Christian historian, and Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of Riverside Church.
Student living and university living at UTS places students close to many historic and theologically important New York City landmarks, such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity Wall Street. Students also have access to cultural landmarks like the Empire State Building, Times Square, Citi Field and Madison Square Garden.
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