Academic Programs at Concordia Seminary


Our ministerial formation programs are designed for those interested in becoming a pastor or deaconess. Our Advanced Studies programs are designed for those seeking theological education apart from certification for ministry in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Pastoral Formation

Concordia Seminary’s Pastoral Formation programs prepare men for service as pastors in parish, missionary, institutional and other ministerial contexts within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Deaconess Studies

Deaconess Studies programs at Concordia Seminary are designed for Christian women who seek to further their knowledge of theology and its ministry and diaconal applications so they can serve in a congregation or institution of the LCMS as a deaconess. Concordia Seminary offers five paths of study leading to certification as a Minister of Religion-Commissioned, Deaconess in the LCMS.

Our programs of advanced study prepare individuals for theological leadership in the church and world.