Consider your own call brothers and sisters . . .

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Welcome to Wartburg Seminary’s Admissions page!

Wartburg Seminary has a reputation for forming faithful leaders ready to meet the leadership needs of our church. Our programs prepare candidates for ministry with theological education and pastoral formation through academic coursework, pastoral accompaniment, and practical ministry training with our dedicated seminary faculty along with experienced supervisors, collegial mentors, and faithful candidacy committees.

Do you think a WTS program could be right for you? Explore this page and the rest of our website. When you are ready to learn more, we look forward to talking with you.

Jackie Baumhover
Director for Admissions

Choose your pathway to leadership

Explore our various academic programs.

The Wartburg Master of Divinity

One Degree, Three Options

The Master of Divinity degree program is designed for students preparing for pastoral ministry. Wartburg prepares pastors who are grounded in their confessional identity as Christians for service in local congregations.

The Wartburg Master of Arts

One Degree, Lots of Flexibility

The Master of Arts programs are designed for a wide variety of students: those who are preparing for additional graduate study, international students, and those wishing to deepen their theological knowledge for personal growth.

The Wartburg Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry

Empower, Equip, and Support the Church.

The Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry degree program is ideal for those leaders who feel called to serve on the boundaries of church and world seeking to empower, equip, and support through ministry and mission of the church within society. The degree would equip leaders in carrying out a particular service in one or more areas of specialization such as education, administration, outreach and evangelism, pastoral care, music and the arts.

Theological Education for Emerging Ministries

The Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program provides alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church.

Journey Together

The Journey Together Program (Competency Based TEEM) program offers alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church. This program can be completed in English or Spanish.

Wartburg Certificate Program

For Continuing Education or Faith in Daily Life

A certificate from Wartburg Seminary demonstrates either basic or advanced mastery in a specialized area of ministry or theological studies. The certificates are offered in Theological Studies or Hispanic Ministry. The Advanced Certificate is offered in Rural Ministry, Theological & Congregational Leadership, and Youth & Family Ministry.

What has helped others along the way?

Students and Faculty share their resources for the discernment process.

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Financial Aid

Wartburg Seminary has significantly increased scholarships available to incoming students planning to start in 2019.

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Meet the Admissions and Student Services office staff.
Jackie Baumhover

Director for Admissions

Barb Roling

Director for Financial Aid and Student Services

Eric Haitz

Admissions Associate

Rev. Liz Albertson

Vice President for Admissions and Student Services

Classroom to Congregation

Residential Students Reflect on Being WTS Community in a Pandemic

A Conversation with Master of Divinity Students Nathaniel Adkins, Elise Hynek, DaMisha McFarland-Pollock, and Kurt Saenger Heyl Let’s start at the beginning of your seminary experience. Why did you choose Wartburg? Nathaniel Adkins: My family and I ultimately moved to Wartburg, and 90% of our decision was because of the sense of community that we…

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