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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Master of Arts



MA Admission Process

  1. Application forms can be downloaded by viewed and downloaded by clicking here. Each application must include a $35.00, non-refundable, application fee before it will be processed.
  2. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all previous academic work beyond high school.
  3. Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals adressing the candidate’s character, scholarly intent and ability.

MA Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognizes or the equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate a working ability in the English language by means of an acceptable TOEFL score or the Duolingo English Test. Scores must be less than two years old. 
  • Applicants for the Master of Arts degree may be male or female. 

Degree Requirements

Students must successfully complete either 60 or 36 hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.0 scale. Courses in the MA Program are chosen from the MDiv curriculum. Students with 30 or more quarter hours of credit in religion or theology on the bachelor’s or master’s level may be eligible for the 36-hour program. Enrollment in the 36-hour program must be approved by the registrar in consultation with the Provost in advance of beginning the M.A. Program.

MA Course Requirements 60 Hour Program  36 Hour Program 
Exegetical Theology 9 hours 6 hours
  Choose from the following: **Choose three** **Choose two**
    Gospels I    
    Gospels II    
    Gospels III    
    Pentateuch I    
    Pentateuch II    
    Pauline Epistles    
    Major Prophets    
Historical Theology 6 hours 3 hours
  Choose from the following: **Choose two** **Choose one**
    Church History I    
    Church History II    
    Church History III    
    Church History IV    
Pastoral Ministry and Mission 6 hours 3 hours
  Choose from the following: **Choose two** **Choose one**
    Theological Ethics    
    Ministry in a Pluralistic Context    
    Confessing Christ in Today’s World    
Systematic Theology 9 hours 6 hours
  Choose from the following: **Choose three** **Choose two**
    Dogmatics I    
    Dogmatics II    
    Dogmatics III    
    Theologia I: Baptism    
    Lutheran Confessions I    
    Lutheran Confessions II    
    Theologia III: Lord’s Supper    
  Hours Hours
General Electives 27 15
Res100 Bibliography & Technology 0 0
MA Essay 3 3
Total 60^* 36^*

^*Courses selected will range anywhere from 3-4 credit hours, and the total credit hours will likely equal or exceed the required total of 60 hours or 36 hours, depending on your program.