Consider your own call brothers and sisters . . .

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Welcome to Wartburg Seminary’s Admissions page! Exploring this page might be a first step as you discern God’s call. For others, you have been on our site many times, welcome back. Wherever you are on your journey, I know you are in really good hands with our dedicated Admissions staff.

As you walk through the days ahead, know that I hold you in prayer. I remain confident that the Holy Spirit will work through you and use you to serve the world.

We want future leaders to be able to discern the seminary to which they feel called. When cost stands in the way of their seminary choice, we will provide generous and competitive tuition scholarships. So, come and see Wartburg Seminary! We look forward to welcoming you for a visit.

The Rev. Louise N. Johnson, President

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

Programs Based in Dubuque & Austin

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. In addition to our Dubuque-based TEEM program, we also offer a focused TEEM program for leadership in Hispanic Ministries through the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest.

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 (through the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest). 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.
Kris Stache (She/Her)

Vice President for Leadership Formation

Deacon Kellie Lisi (She/Her)

Director of Community Life and Candidacy

Barb Roling (She/Her)

Director for Financial Aid and Reporting

Jeanette Perrault (She/Her)

Director of Admissions

Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson (She/Her)

Director for Contextual Education

Classroom to Congregation