Requirements to Apply
In order to determine eligibility for entry into our graduate programs, please visit our Programs page to learn more about them, and select the program that you are interested in.
IMPORTANT: The online form must be completed in full (or near to full), and the application fee must be paid before we can begin processing your application.
As a prospective student, you must apply online.
Please use one of the following program application forms:
- Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
- Master of Divinity (MDiv)
- Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
- Diaconal Diploma
- Certificate in Lutheran Leadership (Lay Track)
- Certificate in Lutheran Leadership (Pastor Track)
- Occasional Non-Program
- Continuing Education for Rostered Ministers
Supporting Documents and Application Fee
Once your online application form is completed (in full) and submitted, you must then submit all required supporting documents (as listed in the online application form), along with the application fee in Canadian dollars.
Please note that all references and transcripts must be sent to the LTS registrar directly from the referees and the schools attended; LTS applicants cannot send these documents to the registrar.
The application fee is normally $75 for degree and certificate programs, or $25 for occasional and continuing education programs. Please note that the application fee is $200 (any program), for those who require a Canadian Study Permit to study at our school. The fee can be paid in various ways. Visit How to Pay.
Your application to one of our graduate programs will be considered by LTS faculty, once the required application fee and all supporting documents have been received by our Registrar’s office. Please note that the supporting documents vary by program but in all cases, official school transcripts and the applicant’s references must be sent to the registrar directly from the school and from referees.
Supporting documents are to be sent to our school registrar at:
- Registrar, Lutheran Theological Seminary
1121 College Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W3 CANADA
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
LTS offers graduate-level programming. But not all people have completed undergraduate studies. Thus, LTS has developed a PLAR process for those who do not have completed university undergraduate degrees. If you are interested in studying at LTS, but do not have a Bachelor’s degree from a university, there are alternatives. To explore whether you qualify for the PLAR process, and for more information about this alternative, please visit our Programs page to learn more about PLAR. Then, if you qualify for this process, please fill in the PLAR application form before you fill in the application form for the degree program for which you would like to apply.
Timeframe to Apply
The timing to apply varies by program:
- DMin: Applications must be submitted at least three months in advance of the formation of a new cohort. Normally a new cohort begins in August or September of every second year.
- MDiv, MTS, Diploma and Certificate: Normally, applications for these programs are to be received by June 30 for those planning to begin the program of studies in September.
- Occasional and Continuing Ed students may apply at any time.
Please read Applying for Study at LTS (pdf file) for details on the application process.
Application Submissions by International Students
For our DMin Program:
To ascertain eligibility to our DMin program, please contact the Program Director at
- Please visit our International Student page for more information.
Information respecting federal government requirements for studying in Canada, including information on visa processes, study permits, work permits and other immigration related issues can be found at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp and http://www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca