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First Theological Degrees
 

This online application is intended for applicants to the following programs:

  • MDiv - Master of Divinity
  • MA - Master of Arts (Academic)
  • MA in Children, Youth and Family Ministry
  • MA in Christian Ministry
  • MA in Leadership and Innovation for Ministry

Please note that applications for the MDIV (Residential and Distributed Learning) and MA degree programs are accepting new students only in the Fall Semesters of each academic year due to scholarship deadlines, etc.  

The application for the MDivX - Master of Divinity - Accelerated (24 month) - will be re-opening for Summer Term 2019-2020 (December 1, 2019 deadline) as of July 1, 2019.  

    First Theological Degrees  
   

For all domestic students, including transfer students - 

    First Theological Degrees - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION  
   

For all international applicants who are non-immigrants to the U.S. and who do not already have a prior theological degree - 

    MDivX Application - All Applicants  
   

For all MDivX - Master of Divinity-Accelerated Program applicants

    Non-Degree / Certificate Program  
   

For all domestic students, including transfer students - 

    Diaconal Ministry Course Application-Registration  
   

This form is to be used by those students interested in taking the Diaconal Ministry – History, Formation and Spirituality Course (HC 4337 01) being offered through Luther Seminary, January 5-11, 2020. Pre-work (online component) will begin before January 5 and will be noted on the syllabus. Please note that for planning purposes, the application deadline is December 15, 2019.

This course is meeting at Mount Olivet Retreat Center, Farmington MN. For more information about the course, visit the Deaconess Community website.

Housing requests and questions can be directed to Sister Liz Colver, the Director of Vocation and Education for the Deaconess Community at liz.colver@elca.org

The cost for participants includes tuition, books, travel, and $400 for room and board (offset by a generous grant from the Deaconess Community).  Please note that the 2019-20 tuition cost for academic credit for this course is $1800.00. If you plan to audit the course only (no course credit given) the fee is $450.00.

Need based scholarships for room and board are available from the Deaconess Community.  Please contact Sr Liz Colver at liz.colver@elca.org for further information.

Hospitality, worship, and discernment opportunities during the course will be provided by the Deaconess Community. 

 

 

 

Graduate Theological Degrees - Post MDIV/MA
 

Applicants using this form MUST HAVE a bachelor of divinity, master of arts, or master of divinity degree (or equivalent) from an accredited theological school.

This online application is intended for applicants to the following programs:
 
  • ThM – Master of Theology
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy - Opening August 23, 2019 for Fall 2020 admission; all application materials must be received by January 1, 2020
  • DMin BP – Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Preaching - On Hold
  • DMin CML – Doctor of Ministry – Congregational Mission and Leadership - On Hold
  • Non Degree – Post MA/MDiv Graduate Special Student (includes Auditors; all non-degree applicants in this category must already have a Bachelor of Divinity or an MA from an accredited theological school, or an MDiv, or the equivalent)
    Graduate Theological Degrees  
   

For all domestic students, including transfer students -

    Graduate Theological Degrees - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION  
   

For all international applicants who are non-immigrants to the U.S. and who have a prior theological degree - 

    PHD Application 2020 - Domestic (U.S.) Applicants  
   

For all domestic students who wish to apply for the PHD program beginning Fall Semester 2020

    PHD Application 2020 - International Applicants  
   

For all international applicants who wish to apply to the Ph.D. program who are non-immigrants to the U.S.

PHD Applications 2020-2021
 

PhD applications are now being accepted from applicants wanting to begin the program in the Fall of 2020-2021.  Please fill out the application that is appropriate to your citizenship - U.S. or International.  

Applications are being accepted through January 1, 2020. 

ALL applications AND supporting documents must be received BY January 1, 2020.  

    PHD Application 2020 - Domestic (U.S.) Applicants  
   

For all domestic students who wish to apply for the PHD program beginning Fall Semester 2020

    PHD Application 2020 - International Applicants  
   

For all international applicants who wish to apply to the Ph.D. program who are non-immigrants to the U.S.

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Forms and Additional Information

First Theological Degree Applicants 
  • Your autobiography/faith statement can be sent as a word document attachment to admissions@luthersem.edu.
  • Recommendation Forms (MDiv, MA)
  • Note: the Candidacy requirement for MDiv applicants is an internal Admissions piece to serve as a reminder that your entrance decision needs to be completed by the end of your first semester of study.  It is not part of your application for the admissions committee.

Contact Admissions

 
If you have any questions about the application process or admission requirements, contact your counselor or the following Luther Seminary admissions staff members:
General Admissions Contact
Email: admissions@luthersem.edu or by Phone: (651) 641-3521
 
First Theological Degree Staff - (MDiv, MA, MACYM, MACMN, MALIM, Certificate, Non-Degree) 
 
  
Graduate Theological Degree Staff - (PhD, DMin, MTh, Post-MDiv/MA Graduate Special/Non-Degree) 
 

International Student and Scholar Affairs Staff - (all degree programs)

 

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We encourage you to visit campus as you prepare to apply for a degree at Luther Seminary. Schedule a customized visit and meet with faculty and students firsthand.
 
Additional information can be found at our main site: www.luthersem.edu/admissions