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Wartburg Theological Seminary

 

Wartburg Theological Seminary is a specialized college that offers graduate-level tutelage in religious studies. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school is located in Dubuque, Iowa and was founded as a frontier mission seminary in 1854. It was named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther stayed and translated the New Testament. Wartburg Theological Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Academics

Wartburg Theological Seminary offers a limited number of degrees and educational programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry
  • TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) Certificate
  • Diploma in Anglican Studies

Students pursing the TEEM certificate can further specialize in select topics including Certificate in Town and Country Church Leadership, Certification in Youth and Family Ministry, and Certificate in Theology and Congregational Leadership.

The college also offers a program called Lifelong Learners. Through this program non-students can participate in various workshops offered by the school to help them be more effective in their personal or professional missions. The workshops are offered at various times during the year. It is best to check with the school for information about upcoming workshops.

Admissions

To be considered for admission to the school, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary school. The degree should provide students with a broad liberal arts base and include 12 hours of English, 6 hours of history, 12 hours of modern language, 6 hours of natural science, and 6 hours of philosophy. If students don’t meet the minimum class requirements they may be required to complete those courses during their first year of seminary.

Students must also complete a writing assessment during the first week of school. If the student’s skills are not up to par, he or she may be required to take a graduate writing course. Applicants to the Master of Divinity program must complete at least 8 semester hours of Greek.

Cost

Here is how much it will cost to purse the educational programs available at Wartburg Theological Seminary:

  • Master of Arts/Master of Divinity: $6,615 per semester
  • Yearly fees: $800
  • Part-time tuition: $700 per credit
  • Online class fee: $100 per credit
  • TEEM: $700 per credit
  • Certificate programs: $310 per credit

Students that need help paying for their college tuition can find assistance through state and federal programs. To qualify for these programs, students must fill out the FAFSA form.

Campus Life

Most of the students at Wartburg Theological Seminary live on campus. The school has a few housing options. Traditional residence halls are available but each student gets their own furnished room. The school also has one-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, several duplexes, and 9 single-family homes that students can use while they are studying for their degrees.

Depending on the housing option, washer and dryers, telephone, and cable service is available. The school allows students to bring one dog or two cats in select units.

 
 
 
 

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