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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 (including the MA in CYM, MA in CMN and MA in LIM)
Certificate and Non Degree
Auditors
ELCA Affiliate Students 
    First Theological Degrees  
   

For all domestic students, including transfer students - 

MDiv - Master of Divinity
MA - Master of Arts (including the MA in CYM, MA in CMN and MA in LIM)
Certificate and Non Degree
Auditors
ELCA Affiliate Students 
    First Theological Degrees - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION  
   

For all international applicants who are non-immigrants to the U.S.

MDiv - Master of Divinity
MA - Master of Arts (including the MA in CYM, MA in CMN and MA in LIM)
Certificate and Non Degree
Auditors
ELCA Affiliate Students 
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:
 
MTh – Master of Theology
PhD – Doctor of Philosophy - On Hold
DMin BP – Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Preaching
DMin CML – Doctor of Ministry – Congregational Mission and Leadership
Non Degree – Post MA/MDiv Graduate Special Student (includes Auditors who already have an MA or MDiv)
    Graduate Theological Degrees  
   

For all domestic students, including transfer students, wanting to apply for the MTH and Graduate Special (Non-Degree or Auditor options)

    Graduate Theological Degrees - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION  
   

For all international applicants who are non-immigrants to the U.S.

    Graduate Theological Degrees - Doctor of Ministry Application  
   

For all applicants to the DMIN program

    Graduate Theological Degrees - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DOCTOR OF MINISTRY APPLICATION  
   

For all international applicants who are non-immigrants to the U.S.

For candidates already selected to apply to the PHD program beginning in Fall 2018.

 
PHD Applications 2018
 

** Please note - the PHD Applications are NOW WORKING AGAIN. 

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    PHD Application 2018 - Domestic (U.S.) Applicants  
   

For all domestic students who have been invited to apply for the PHD program beginning Fall Semester 2018

    PHD Application 2018 -International Applicants  
   

For all international applicants who have been invited 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