Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Admission Requirements - Theological Diploma

Applicants who meet the criteria for admission to the Master of Divinity program, and who indicate a desire to be certified for the pastoral ministry of Lutheran Church—Canada upon graduation, shall be admitted by the faculty according to the following guidelines:

  • The Ministerial Program Committee interviews all entering Master of Divinity students twice during their first year to advise the faculty regarding their suitability for pastoral ministry. Upon its favourable recommendation, the faculty may admit the student to the pastoral track leading to the Theological Diploma.
  • Students admitted according to the Non-Degree Admission Policy will only be admitted to the pastoral track leading to the Theological Diploma after they have also demonstrated the ability to do consistent graduate level work for at least one year.