Costs and Key Dates

Information on this page: Application Timeline
Seminar Dates
Travel and Living Expenses
Scholarships and Financial Aid


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Application Timeline

  February Completed applications are due February 15 of the year you intend to enroll.
  April Notification of acceptance will be mailed.
  May 1 To reserve a place in the cohort, those who have been offered admission are required to confirm acceptance of admission and make a deposit of $400 by May 1. (This amount, however, will be deductible from the first quarterly payment of tuition due July 1.)
  July 1 First quarterly payment of tuition due.


Seminar Dates

  • First Seminar (CL 7511) -- Dates: July 27-31, 2015
  • Second Seminar (CL 7512) -- Dates: January 18-22, 2016
  • More specific dates for later seminars are provided after enrollment. View an overall schedule of the program.
  • For questions, please call 651-641-3203

Seminars are held on the campus of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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.

In addition, there is a required annual technology/library fee of $100.

Required one-time fees include a thesis project fee (candidacy fee) of $600, assessed during the third year of the program, and a graduation fee of $150, assessed during the final year.

The program is structured to enable students to complete it in four years. Students continuing after the fourth 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 will be required to bear travel and living expenses. Limited housing is typically available in Stub Hall on Luther Seminary's campus. Information about on campus and other housing options is available upon receipt of a confirming deposit.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Many persons enrolled in D.Min. programs receive significant financial support from their congregations, synods, judicatories, denominational agencies, etc. Contact the office of Financial Aid ( to inquire about student loans for the D.Min. program.