Costs and Dates

Application timeline  |  Seminar dates  |  Tuition  |  Travel and living expenses  |  Scholarships and financial aid


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Application timeline


Completed applications are due February 15 of the year you intend to enroll.


Notification of acceptance will be mailed in April.

May 1

Confirm acceptance of admission. In order to reserve a place in the cohort, those who have been offered admission will be required to make a deposit of $400 by May 1. (This amount, however, will be deductible from the first quarterly payment of tuition, due June 1.)

June 1

First quarterly payment of tuition due ($750 for first payment).

Seminar dates

This class consists of a cohort of approximately 12-18 students. All sessions are held on the campus of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For the 2014 cohort seminars: June 1-19, 2015

Tuition and fees

Tuition (for students admitted in 2013) is $11,500 for the entire program, payable in ten quarterly payments of $1,150. The balance for the first $1,150 payment (minus $400 confirmation fee) is due July 1 in the year the student begins the program. Thereafter, quarterly payments of $1,150 are due in October, January, April, and July until the full tuition amount has been paid.  Other required fees include:

  • An annual technology/library fee of $100.

  • A one-time thesis project/candidacy fee of $600, assessed when the thesis proposal is approved during the third year of the program

  • A one-time graduation fee of $100, assessed when the thesis project is accepted, prior to Commencement.

The program is structured to enable students to complete it in three years. Students continuing after the third year will be assessed a $500 per year continuation fee.

The Academic Catalog gives the complete list of fees as well.

Travel and living expenses

Students are required to bear travel and living expenses. Limited housing may be available in Stub Hall on Luther Seminary's campus but is not guaranteed to students in the first year of the program. Information about other housing options is made available upon receipt of a confirmation deposit.

Scholarships and financial aid

Many students enrolled in D.Min. programs receive significant financial support from their congregations, synods, judicatories, denominational agencies, etc. At present, no scholarship or other financial aid is directly available from Luther Seminary.