Master of Divinity and MA in Christian Ministry

 

Requirements

Applicants must have or be completing requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

 

Application Process:

Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application at the links below. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.

Click Here for the Master of Divinity application.

Click Here for the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry application.

Supplemental Application for both programs

The Supplemental Application is an interactive PDF form which you can email to Gradappcol@lr.edu. It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 to access.  (Get Adobe Acrobat Reader)

 

Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Pay Online

or

Make checks payable to Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and send to:

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Attn: Admissions Office
4201 North Main St.
Columbia, SC 29203

 

Autobiographical Essay

Please email your essay to Gradappcol@lr.edu.

Complete an autobiographical essay setting forth in 600-800 words:
-Your reasons for applying to seminary
-An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant for theological studies
-The significant events of your life, your Christian experience, and your relationship to the church

 

References (Three)

The letter of recommendation forms should be signed, if you choose, and given immediately to the following referees:
1) Your Pastor
2) A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic
3) A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting

Download the reference form here

 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from college and graduate work should be mailed directly to the seminary. If you are currently completing your degree, the post-graduate transcript should be mailed to the seminary at the earliest possible date after commencement.

Address:

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Attn: Admissions Office
4201 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29203-5898

What will I study?


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.) degree is a two-year program (55 credit hours) that enables graduates to serve in a number of ministry areas, depending on the specific credentialing requirements within their denominations. These may include but are not limited to Directors of Christian Education, Youth Ministry, Youth and Family Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Directors of Faith-based Non-profit organizations. The M.A.C.M. provides the necessary educational and formational requirements for ELCA students desiring rostering as Associate in Ministry, Diaconal Minister, or Deaconess. (This degree was formerly known as the M.A.R. Christian Ministry Track)

What's my next step?


Master of Divinity and MA in Christian Ministry

 

Requirements

Applicants must have or be completing requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

 

Application Process:

Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application at the links below. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.

Click Here for the Master of Divinity application.

Click Here for the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry application.

Supplemental Application for both programs

The Supplemental Application is an interactive PDF form which you can email to Gradappcol@lr.edu. It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 to access.  (Get Adobe Acrobat Reader)

 

Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Pay Online

or

Make checks payable to Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and send to:

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Attn: Admissions Office
4201 North Main St.
Columbia, SC 29203

 

Autobiographical Essay

Please email your essay to Gradappcol@lr.edu.

Complete an autobiographical essay setting forth in 600-800 words:
-Your reasons for applying to seminary
-An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant for theological studies
-The significant events of your life, your Christian experience, and your relationship to the church

 

References (Three)

The letter of recommendation forms should be signed, if you choose, and given immediately to the following referees:
1) Your Pastor
2) A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic
3) A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting

Download the reference form here

 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from college and graduate work should be mailed directly to the seminary. If you are currently completing your degree, the post-graduate transcript should be mailed to the seminary at the earliest possible date after commencement.

Address:

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Attn: Admissions Office
4201 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29203-5898