About Us

Mission Statement

 Concordia Seminary serves church and world
by providing theological education and leadership
centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders
in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.



Campus History

Concordia Seminary was founded in 1839 in Perry County, Missouri, by a group of emigrants from Germany. In 1849 the preparatory division and the school of theology of the young institution were moved to St. Louis and relocated on a site at South Jefferson Avenue and Winnebago Street. The preparatory division was moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1861. In 1926 the campus was moved to its present 72-acre site in suburban Clayton. Since its inception, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has provided more than 12,000 professional workers in the church.

Accreditation Information

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Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA in Deaconess Studies, MA (Religion), DMin, STM, PhD. Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Concordia Seminary is an accredited member of The Higher Learning Commission, participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Program Pathway.
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440

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Concordia Seminary participates in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.