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First Theological Degrees
 

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

  • MDiv - Master of Divinity
  • MDivX - Master of Divinity - Accelerated (24 month) - Closed for 2019-2020 (January 15, 2019 deadline)
  • MA - Master of Arts (Academic)
  • MA in Children, Youth and Family Ministry
  • MA in Christian Ministry
  • MA in Leadership and Innovation for Ministry
  • Certificate 
  • Non-Degree (those without a prior theological degree)
  • Auditors
  • ELCA Affiliate Students 
    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 - 

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 in August 2019 for Fall 2020 admission
  • 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 - 

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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