Master of Arts Religion

 

Requirements

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

 

Application Process:

Submit Your Application:

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

 

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:

  • 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

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 Religion Degree (M.A.R.) is a two-year program (55 credit hours) that provides instruction in the broad range of theological disciplines. M.A.R. students take a core of theological classes and specialize in one or more areas to fit their personal goals.

What's my next step?


Master of Arts Religion

 

Requirements

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

 

Application Process:

Submit Your Application:

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

 

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:

  • 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

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