Concordia Seminary offers ministerial formation programs that prepare men for service as pastors in parish, missionary, institutional and other ministerial contexts within The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The Seminary also prepares women for service as deaconesses in a variety of contexts. In addition, our Advanced Studies programs contribute to the advanced theological training of pastors, teachers and others.


students in residential programs leading to ministry in 2020


students in distance learning programs leading to ministry in 2020

Academic Programs at Concordia Seminary


If you are interested in serving as a pastor or a deaconess in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, explore our Ministerial Formation programs or pursue an advanced academic degree through our Advanced Studies programs.

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Faculty of Concordia Seminary

Our Faculty

Browse the biographies of our distinguished faculty members, known and respected throughout the church for their biblical and confessional scholarship and experience in applying the truth of God’s Word to people’s lives.

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Call Day

Held annually in the spring, Call Day is when second-year students receive their vicarage assignments and deaconess internships, and fourth-year students discover their first call assignments.

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Academic Commencement at Concordia Seminary


Explore Commencement schedules, programs, photography, videos, honorees and more.

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