logo and main navigation container

Military Chaplaincy - Serving God and Country
Military Chaplaincy - Serving God and Country

The Military Chaplaincy Program at LTSS is designed to provide theological education for current and future military chaplains.

The Military Chaplaincy Program at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary provides students with an understanding of different faith perspectives preparing them for service in the field. The Seminary fosters a diverse and demanding community of faith with core principles of religious respect and engagement across denominations.

LTSS partners with students to meet their academic, denominational and military requirements. Located only twelve miles from the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center in Fort Jackson, the Seminary works closely with military chaplain recruiters and endorsers and allows students to spend time at the chaplain schools for the Army, Navy, or US Air Force. There are also opportunities for military chaplain candidates from all denominations to complete their academic work at Southern Seminary. The Military Chaplaincy Program at LTSS is designed to provide theological education for current and future military chaplains.

The program is designed around four areas:

  • Discernment Opportunities
  • Master of Divinity with Military Chaplaincy Emphasis
  • Professional Development & Advanced Degrees
  • Professional Development (Non-Degree)

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary began this program with the assistance of a grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.