Why University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS) is a vibrant Christian academy that seeks to serve God through learning, scholarship, and worship. It is the only PCUSA seminary associated with a larger, private Presbyterian liberal arts college, the University of Dubuque. UDTS is committed to nurturing faithful Christian leaders for the church and ministry, and preparing students to serve wherever God calls.

UDTS offers three graduate theological degree programs: Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Arts in Mission and Discipleship (MAMD), and Doctor of Ministry (DMin).  As an affiliate of the University of Dubuque, UDTS offers two unique programs for non-traditional students: 3/3, and 3/2. In the 3/3 program, students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Divinity degree in six years, while students in the 3/2 program complete a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Mission and Discipleship in five years.

UDTS also offers online opportunities for laity and clergy through our Christian Leadership Program for Commissioned Ruling Elders, and our continuing education courses. MDiv online elective courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions for non-degree students.

UDTS and the University of Dubuque offers a variety of opportunities for a valuable Christian experience including: community worship, spiritual formation, campus ministry, Bible study, mission trips, retreats, performing arts, collegiate athletics and intramurals.