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Welcome, and thank you for considering Wartburg Theological Seminary for your theological education! Please know that the Department for Vocation is available to answer any questions you might have about the application process, candidacy process, financial aid or housing. Call us at 1-800-CALL-WTS (225-5987) or send us an e-mail.

Towards the bottom of this page, you will find links to all of the different online applications and to the reference form.

(Please let us know if you would like us to send you a "hard copy" of any of the applications).

To make it easier on you, please review your particular application before you start filling it out, this way, you will know what information you will need (dates, names, addresses, etc…)

Also, at the bottom of each application there is a list of other required materials that you will need to turn in to complete the application process. Please note that the requirements are different for each application.

Application materials may be submitted:

1. Electronically to

2. Faxed to 563-589-0333

3. By mail to:

Admissions Office
Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Place
PO Box 5004
Dubuque, IA 52004-5004


Click here to view Academic Requirements


Reference Forms

Reference forms are in pdf format.

Certificate Program Application

This form is for those pursuing one of our certificate programs. Click here for the printable version of the application.

Discovery Application

This form is for non-degree seeking students (i.e. international students, Lutheran year students and students who take an occasional course). Click here for the printable version of the application.

MDiv/MA Degree Application

This form is for the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Arts - Diaconal Ministry and Master of Arts - Associate in Ministry programs. Click here for the printable version of the application.

TEEM Application

This form is for TEEM students only. Click here for the printable version of the application.


If you have any questions concerning the above information, please e-mail us at or call us at 1-800-CALL-WTS.

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