Wartburg Theological Seminary offers degree programs that may be pursued residentially at our campus located in Dubuque, Iowa or through our Distributed Learning Programs which combine online learning courses and on campus intensive courses. Wartburg Theological Seminary is a worship-centered community of critical theological reflection where learning leads to mission and mission informs learning. Wartburg Seminary provides a high quality academic education and has a dedicated and excellent faculty and staff to prepare leaders for God's mission in the world through the church. Wartburg Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, welcomes ELCA students along with students from the wide spectrum of Lutheran and ecumenical partners.
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed for students interested in preparing for ministry as an ordained pastor.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts degree program is designed for students interested in theological study at the graduate level for further graduate study, church leadership and rostering, Christian service in society, personal growth, or international students seeking study at the Masters level.
Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry
The Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry is a comprehensive theological and practical course of study for those preparing for rostered ministry as a diaconal minister or deaconess, as well as for those desiring formation for other forms of Christian service.