Concordia Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies, Master of Arts in Religion, Doctor of Ministry, Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Philosophy. Concordia Seminary is also approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.
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ATS Evaluation Visit Notice
Concordia Seminary is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The purpose of this visit is to verify that the school meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well the school meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to [email protected] at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to Dr. Alan Borcherding, director of Research, Assessment and Academic Programing, by emailing [email protected].
All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.
Annual Campus Fire Safety and Security Report
This report is available to all students, faculty, staff and potential students. You may obtain this report in one of the following ways:
- By written request via email at [email protected]
- By written request via mail to:
Concordia Seminary St. Louis
Campus Safety, Attention Martin Hague
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105
- Downloadable PDF
Concordia Seminary will prepare and distribute the Annual Campus Fire Safety and Security report each fall. This document also includes Missing Person Procedures and Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures.
Includes descriptions of academic programs and degree offerings.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund reporting
Concordia Seminary acknowledges that we have signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that we have and intend to use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Students who had unexpected expenses after the campus closure due to COVID-19 were encouraged to submit an application outlining how they were affected and their subsequent needs. Students were selected to receive the grant based on eligibility for Title IV federal financial aid.
Students who received the grant received information regarding the nature of the emergency grant and were notified that these funds do not need to be repaid. Students were advised that the grant could be used to cover their unexpected expenses outside of tuition.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
It is Concordia Seminary’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified persons and not to illegally discriminate in employment, training, promotion, compensation or other terms and conditions of employment with regard to an individual’s age, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other status protected by law. However, as a Seminary of the LCMS, we retain the right to give preference in employment on the basis of religion. Additionally, we reserve the right to give preference in employment to ordained and commissioned ministers who are listed on the official roster of the LCMS.
Employees with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact the Director of Human Resources.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), with which Concordia Seminary intends to comply fully, was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by Concordia Seminary to comply with the act.
Release to a third party of any information not considered “directory” information requires written consent by the student. Concordia Seminary has adopted a policy that explains in detail the procedures used for compliance with the provisions of the act. Copies of the policy may be obtained from the Registrar. Additional FERPA information, along with Directory Information details, is available in the Academic Catalog.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
To access information on crime and fire statistics for the previous three years as stipulated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (originally known as the “Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990”) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety and search for Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Mo. (please spell out “Saint”).
It is the policy of Concordia Seminary: (1) not to exclude, expel, limit or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student or an individual enrolled as a student in the terms, conditions and privileges of Concordia Seminary because of race, color, or national or ethnic origin; and (2) not to exclude from, or otherwise discriminate against, in admission or access to its programs and activities, on the basis of disability, age or sex, any person who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in its education programs and activities.
The Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration of Concordia Seminary is its coordinator of compliance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations concerning discrimination on the basis of disability or sex. These nondiscriminatory policies in no way limit or restrict the established policy of Concordia Seminary of limiting admission, or giving preference on some occasions, to an applicant in one of the following categories: 1. An applicant from any member congregation of the LCMS or an applicant who is a child of a person who is from any congregation of the LCMS, or 2. An applicant from a congregation of a Lutheran church body other than the LCMS or an applicant who is a child of a person from a congregation of a Lutheran church body other than the LCMS.
In addition, the LCMS and Concordia Seminary, as part of the Synod, adhere to the religious and doctrinal belief and practice that women may not be ordained as pastors or others who serve in the pastoral, public office in the LCMS. Accordingly, women are not admitted to academic programs leading to or assuming the ordained ministry (Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Ministry). Women may be admitted to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy Programs. Concordia Seminary reserves the right at any time to refuse admission or readmission, place on disciplinary or academic probation, suspend or dismiss students for cause.
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- the name of the domain you use to access the internet;
- the date and time of your visit;
- the pages you visited; and
- the address of the website you came from when you came to visit.
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us continue the best quality experience for our visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Personally Provided Information: You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. If you provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, quick inquiry form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. However, all communications addressed to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis are maintained, as required, for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis.
Disclosure: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.
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System of Record: Information originally collected in traditional paper systems can be submitted such as electronic commerce transactions and information updates about eligibility for the transactions. Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed pursuant to the Records Act, and in some cases this information may be subject to the Privacy Act. If information is to be used in a Privacy Act system of records, a privacy statement will be provided.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
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