The following is the average time for completion of graduates of degree programs in the last five years:
- Master of Divinity – 85.64 percent of graduates completed the program in four years or less.
- Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies – 100 percent of graduates completed the program in three years or less.
- Master of Arts – 89.33 percent of graduates completed the program in four years or less.
- Doctor of Ministry – 65.47 percent of graduates completed the program in six years or more.
- Master of Sacred Theology – 52 percent of graduates completed the program in three years or less.
Doctor of Philosophy – 75 percent of graduates completed the program in six years or less.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis offers a variety of financial aid, grants, awards and scholarships for incoming students. Learn more.
This program prepares students to enter the following occupation, Clergy (21-2011.00). You may view the occupational profile on O*NET here http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-2011.00.
It consists of two years on campus coursework and one additional year of vicarage (internship).
Estimated Costs to Complete the Program
|Books & Supplies||$3,240|
|Room & Board (On-Campus)||$15,000|
|Health Insurance||$9,036 (student only)|
*Institutional financial aid may offset the tuition figure with a minimum grant of $26,494. This is based only on the Residential Programs grant of 25 percent and the full vicarage tuition coverage. Additional grants such as Adopt-A-Student, endowments and merit scholarships may decrease the above tuition. Please see the additional information below which explains in further detail.
Average Net Amount of Student Responsibility for Tuition
|Residential Programs Grant||$14,344|
|Average Adopt-A-Student Grant||$16,200|
*During vicarage year, the Seminary has agreed to cover the difference between tuition and the amount which is received from home congregation, district, Adopt-A-Student, endowments and any other Seminary funding. Currently the vicarage tuition is $12,150 based on 18 credit hours.
Support for Tuition
It is the goal of Concordia Seminary to provide or facilitate average financial assistance to M.Div. and Certificate Program students totaling approximately 67 percent of published tuition. This financial assistance comes in many forms and at least part of the amount any individual student receives is dependent upon his own individual efforts. The maximum amount of financial assistance is not limited and comes from the following sources:
- Residential Programs Grant of (25 percent) – This amount is guaranteed.
- Adopt-A-Student Grant averaging $16,200 – The actual amount could be higher or lower. This amount will vary and will be based on the relationships that can be built between students and “adopters” as facilitated by the S It is contingent upon filing required applications on time and complying with the Adopt-A-Student communication requirements. Opportunity to suggest potential adopters is provided on the application form.
- Priority Endowment Scholarships averaging $4,500 – This amount is based on income from endowments where the donor has requested the award be made to students with specific qualifications (ethnic origin, LCMS district, geographic area, academic performance, etc.). The amount stated is an average based on current enrollment projections and endowment balances.
- Merit and Presidential Scholarships: $1,000 for passing the little ELCEs prior to April 30.
Additional support for this program may be available through grants (such as district and home congregation) and scholarships:
- Average district grant: $8,400
- Average home congregation grant: $14,100
- Average scholarships and other aid: $6,000
Financing for this program is available through loans (federal and private) and institutional payment plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
- Federal loans: $23,987
- Private education loans: $ 0
- Institutional payment plan: $0
The program is designed to take three years to complete. Of the students who completed the program in 2014-015, 100 percent finished in three years.
The job placement rate for students who completed the program is 100 percent.
Post-baccalaureate students are eligible for unsubsidized loans only. The federal direct unsubsidized loan program is not need based and provides loans based on the student’s total cost of attendance and anticipated financial assistance.