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Welcome to the application center for Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Think of this as your "one-stop shop" for the application process. If you have difficulty with the online application, downloading the forms, or if you would simply like to have a paper application mailed to you, please contact us. We look forward to receiving your application.

Our Programs:
Master of Divinity - prepares for ordained ministry.
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Church Music
Master in Youth and Family Ministry
Master of Sacred Theology
Doctor of Ministry - A joint program with the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO).

We are currently accepting financial aid packets and FAFSA's. Fill out your financial aid packet today. Financial Aid Packets

Entrance into candidacy occurs through a synod candidacy committee which provides guidance and makes decisions on behalf of the ELCA. Any person seeking to become a candidate for rostered ministry in the ELCA should contact their synod office for application information. ELCA Candidacy Resources

Trinity Lutheran Seminary offers several opportunities for study by those who do not seek a degree. Courses may be taken for credit or audited on a space-available basis. Non-degree students may participate in choirs and other organizations with the permission of the responsible faculty member. All non-degree students are welcome to worship with the Trinity.

Lutheran students seeking study in the United States should apply via standard application forms that are obtained from the national church office in your home country. The seminary works together with the Global Mission unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the companion national churches to determine priorities of study and financial aid. The completed application forms should be sent by October 15, prior to the year the financial assistance will be needed. Please return those application forms to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Attn: Ms. Tammy Jackson
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631

If you are not Lutheran, please first apply for further study through the scholarship office of your church. You are required to be endorsed by your home church or be on the priority list for study in the United States of America. If the church has endorsed and assigned a priority, they can help you apply for scholarships. Certification of any personal funds you have available for study is also required.