Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

I Want to Do Advanced Study

Advanced Study for Servants of Christ’s Church

In addition to our professional degree programs, CTSFW offers a number of graduate degrees for those seeking advanced study for further service in Christ’s Church.

For non-church professionals, we offer the M.A. degree to deepen your theological understanding both for service in your congregation as well as application in your vocation. Pastors who want a deeper level of theological training will benefit from the S.T.M., while the D.Min focuses on developing a deeper understanding of a ministry focus as you work to develop an answer to a specific research question. For those who want to contribute to the depth and breadth of knowledge about missions and sharing the Gospel, the Ph.D. in Missiology offers the opportunity to study with some of the foremost Lutheran missiologists in the world.

The CTSFW Difference

Community Matters

At CTSFW you will be immersed in community with your brothers and sisters who seek to serve our Lord. From the classroom to the dorm room you will live out the Gospel each and every day together as fellow servants under the Cross.

Being Lutheran Matters

In 1517, a young monk challenged the authority of the Roman Catholic Church on requiring donations for the forgiveness of sins. This dissent gave rise to a renewed understanding of the Gospel as taught by the Scriptures. Today, CTSFW carries on the traditions of the reformers, calling the Church back to its historical confession.

CTSFW Matters

Learning is easiest in a like minded community of believers who can create and nurture a culture of scholarship. There are a number of reasons that Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne is the best place to be formed for service in our Lord’s Church.


Master of Arts

For the church worker or teacher who wants a stronger background in Lutheran theology.

Master of Sacred Theology

For students who have completed their M.Div. but desire a deeper level of theological study.

Master of Sacred Theology, Gothenburg

In partnership with the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, CTSFW is excited to offer the S.T.M. degree for our international partners.

Doctor of Ministry

For the parish pastor who wants to sharpen his skills in his current congregation.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

For students who wish to do original research and writing and prepare for vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world, with a specific focus on Lutheran Confessions, doctrine, or Old and New Testament exegesis.

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International Students

CTSFW has students from all around the world. Find out more about becoming an international student at CTSFW.

Dorm Room Tour

The dorms at CTSFW are where you’ll meet many of your classmates and form friendships that will last throughout a lifetime of ministry.

Take the Next Step


The best way to get a sense for how you’ll be formed for ministry at CTSFW is to come visit us!

Contact the Graduate School

For any questions you have or clarifications you need regarding our graduate programs, contact our Graduate School office.