A Seminary that Feels Like Home


With flexible course options in several programs, you can begin your seminary studies at any semester and complete the program at a pace that fits your busy lifestyle.

We offer flexible learning with the convenience of online and evening courses, and experienced faculty provide the guidance you need to succeed – LTSS makes earning your master’s degree a reality.

The first step toward enrollment at LTSS is to submit all components of the application. After submitting all materials, the average turnaround time to receive an admissions decision is 5-10 business days.

Start Your Application

Your application is considered completed once LTSS has received your application form and all your required supporting documents:

  1. Seminary application, which includes a $35 non-refundable application fee.

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  2. Provide an essay (the prompt will be provided within the application) 
  3. Three letters of recommendation from your pastor; a faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic; a non-relative layperson who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting.
  4. Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, LTSS must receive a final transcript before a student enrolls. Official transcripts from each college or university attended submitted to: Lenoir-Rhyne University. Office of Admission, 625 7th Ave. NE, LRU 7227, Hickory, NC 28601 or via email admission@lr.edu.
  5. Application deadlines are July 31 for fall semester and November 30 for spring semester. 

School Codes

Jay Ortiz

This program has challenged, encouraged and motivated me to become a better chaplain for all those that I’m able to reach both in public safety as well as the general public.

Chaplain Jay Ortiz, City of North Myrtle Beach, Department of Public Safety

Admitted Students

We want to be sure you are informed and supported as you finalize your enrollment. You will have an opportunity to seek answers to any questions.

We want to help you be successful as you begin your graduate studies; please stay in communication with your admission counselor to ensure the remainder of your enrollment process goes smoothly.

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News & Events

Pastor Kermit Moss

Moss is nearing completion of his doctoral degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and he will teach courses on practical theology, Black church studies and hip hop culture.

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LTSS professor talking to students in a classroom.

The seminary was recognized by the Association of Theological Schools for its commitment to be an inclusive community, for its faculty and staff who demonstrated genuine passion about their faith and care for students, as well as its relationship with Lenoir-Rhyne.

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