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Non-Discriminatory Admission Policy
Concordia does not discriminate in its academic programmes on the basis of gender, race, colour, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin.
Admissions Requirements: MDiv and MTS
Applications for admission to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theological Studies (MTS) programmes, on either a full-time or a part-time basis, will be accepted from students holding at least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised college or university, with not less than 70 per cent (B) or second-class honours standing.
All applicants to the MDiv degree are required to have a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and Greek (demonstrated by successful completion of one full year of undergraduate-level study in each language, or by passing a competency examination to be administered by the seminary). MTS applicants desiring to major in exegetical theology are required to have the same competency in the biblical language relevant to the testament of their choice (Greek for NT, Hebrew for OT).
Entering MDiv Students who have not successfully taken undergraduate-level theology courses will be required to undergo testing of their familiarity with the content of the Bible, basic Christian doctrine, and church history. Performance in these tests, along with scrutiny of undergraduate transcripts, will determine whether, prior to full immersion in the Master of Divinity programme, students will be required to achieve a satisfactory performance in pre-seminary courses on the English Bible, basic Christian doctrine, and rudiments of church history.
Students lacking these pre-seminary requirements will find it necessary to add one year to their course of studies, and will be considered probationary during their first year.
The deadline for applications is the 1st of June, by which point all necessary paperwork must be submitted for a student to be considered for admission the following September. Further details of Admissions requirements are found in the Academic Calendar. Application forms and instructions are found here.
Admission to the Pastoral Ministry Programme
Most of our students come to us seeking ordination in Lutheran Church–Canada or one of our sister churches throughout the world, and some avail themselves of our programmes as they train for ordination in other churches.
Students aiming for ordination within our ecclesiastical fellowship will be examined concerning their suitability for pastoral ministry. When successful in this regard, they are accepted into the Pastoral Ministry Programme. Admission to this programme is entirely distinct from and subsequent to admission to the MDiv degree. As they voluntarily undergo scrutiny from ecclesiastical supervisors, faculty members, and designated lay people, candidates are evaluated in light of other than strictly academic criteria, a sample of which can be found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Those who aspire to admission to the Pastoral Ministry Programme, and especially those embarked on training within it, are therefore placed under the spiritual authority of the faculty and of the ecclesiastical supervisors of LCC in a manner that does not apply to those students who are registered only in one of our academic programmes.