The Master of Divinity degree program is designed for students preparing for pastoral ministry. Wartburg prepares pastors who are grounded in their confessional identity as Christians for service in local congregations.
The Master of Arts programs are designed for a wide variety of students: those who are preparing for additional graduate study, international students, and those wishing to deepen their theological knowledge for personal growth.
The Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program provides alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church. In addition to our Dubuque-based TEEM program, we also offer a focused TEEM program for leadership in Hispanic Ministries through the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest.
A certificate from Wartburg Seminary demonstrates either basic or advanced mastery in a specialized area of ministry or theological studies. The certificates are offered in Theological Studies or Hispanic Ministry (through the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest). The Advanced Certificate is offered in Rural Ministry, Theological & Congregational Leadership, and Youth & Family Ministry.
Wartburg Faculty are a rare breed — as scholarly as they are pastoral. They bring passion to the task of preparing future leaders of Christ’s Church. As a whole they have published over 50 books and literally hundreds of articles for scholarly and church audiences. Every member of the faculty has served in congregational ministry and they have studied at some of the top universities in the world. And they can’t wait to meet you.