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.

Become a Pastor

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

Become a Deaconess

Concordia Seminary offers five paths of study leading to certification as a Minister of Religion-Commissioned, Deaconess in the LCMS.

Advanced Studies

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