The Integrated B.A./M.Div. Degrees program for ordained ministry is designed to reduce the time and cost to become a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor. Normally, this process takes eight years total, but this program allows the student to finish in six. The program looks like this:
- Three years at Wartburg College in Waverly (one term using Wartburg Seminary’s digital learning platform)
- Three years at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque (includes one-year internship)
The internship component is required by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for ordination. The Collaborative Learning Model of Wartburg Seminary is an innovative approach to delivering theological education. Students are taught by seminary faculty, trained supervisors, and mentors in a local congregation.