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

You must submit the Application for your desired program in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.

Click Here to apply online.

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

Additional Required Application Materials

 

Autobiographical Essay

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

You will upload your essay through the application system.

Three professional Recommendations (done via email through the application system.)

You will need the email addresses of those from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process. One recommendations should come from each of the following:

  • Your Pastor
  • A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic.
  • A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting

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

You must submit the Application for your desired program in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.

Click Here to apply online.

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

Additional Required Application Materials

 

Autobiographical Essay

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

You will upload your essay through the application system.

Three professional Recommendations (done via email through the application system.)

You will need the email addresses of those from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process. One recommendations should come from each of the following:

  • Your Pastor
  • A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic.
  • A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting

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

Students