Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry
Wartburg Theological Seminary

Program Details

The MA in Diaconal Ministry offered online by Wartburg Theological Seminary is a program that prepares students to enter service within the church as a deacon.  Upon completion of the program, you will meet the Deacon of the Evangelical Lutheran Church candidacy requirements.  Wartburg’s program takes two years, at a minimum, to complete and integrates a rotation in clinical pastoral care, a 1000-hour internship and a research project.  Distance students are expected to attend week-long sessions on campus at the beginning of each semester and complete a January-term course or travel experience each year, as well. Coursework comprising Wartburg’s online MA in Diaconal Ministry includes:

  • Formation for discipleship
  • Preaching
  • Lutheran confessions
  • Christian ethics

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Wartburg Theological Seminary is accredited by:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • This program requires two one-week intensives on campus.