Admission requirements for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Admissions

Concordia Seminary exists to prepare the next generation of church leaders. We are here to support you as you consider being trained to become a pastor, deaconess or scholar, to ultimately contribute to the church with deep commitment to Lutheran theology and practice, and in a spirit of servant leadership.

Academic Programs at Concordia Seminary

Academic Programs

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.

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Visit Concordia's Campus

Visit Campus

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit our beautiful 72-acre campus in suburban St. Louis.

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Entry Level Competency Exams (ELCE)

Entry Level Competency Exams (ELCE)

These exams are used by the Seminary to show you have a basic understanding of each content area and are well prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level. We also have curated a list of essential study materials to prepare you for the exams.

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Tuition & Fees for Concordia Seminary

Tuition & Fees

Learn about the tuition and fees for each program, with detailed information and a general tuition estimator. In addition, our staff is available to answer any questions and assist you as you plan for the costs of your education.  

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Financial Aid at Concordia Seminary

Financial Aid

You Seminary education is an investment not only in yourself, but also in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its future. Because of this, many people and organizations contribute to a variety of funding options, which we can explore with you, based on your needs, eligibility and program of interest. 

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