Career paths - Theology

  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

    David Marten

    The Theology program at Concordia University is first and foremost balanced, providing me with both the academics and practical knowledge I needed to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where I am studying Christian Thought. The Biblical languages are particularly rigorous, without which I would not have been prepared for graduate level academics.

    David is currently attending Gordon-Conwell Seminary

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    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

    Kathryn Ziegler

    Concordia has been the key to my formation as a deaconess. Concordia provided the tools and equipment necessary for my continued theological education and training at Concordia Theological Seminary. What is more important was the support and encouragement received in an area of study that is not aggressively pursued by many or well known among people within the synod. Concordia was my advocate down roads less traveled, holding my hand every step of the way. I could nothave made it thus far without the presence, support and encouragement of Concordia. I thank God for the many blessings he has given me through Concordia.

  • David Marten

  • Kathryn Ziegler

By the numbers

Since 2004, 96% of our graduates majoring in theology have been placed in full-time church vocations throughout the United States of America.

Students majoring in theology serve through International missions in countries such as Slovakia, Latvia, and Taiwan to name a few. 

Theology students who desire to pursue graduate work in Theology, Philosophy, Deaconess training, and Seminary training experienced a 100% acceptance rate into their graduate school of choice.

Recent graduate programs entered

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Charlotte, N.C..


What can I do with my major?

Theology students at Concordia have a variety of fields open to them:

  • Serve in full-time church vocations such as a pastor, deaconess, director of Christian education, commissioned teacher
  • Pursue advanced study at a graduate school in theology, philosophy, church history, and the Biblical languages
  • Serve in national and international mission fields of the Church