Preprofessional StudiesPre-Deaconess

The Pre-Deaconess Specialty Studies program prepares you to serve as a deaconess in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

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Pre-Deaconess Curriculum Overview

The Pre-Deaconess Specialty Studies program prepares you to serve as a deaconess in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. You may either begin the program at Concordia and then transfer at the beginning of your junior year for continued preparation in the deaconess program at Concordia University, Chicago, or you can obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in theology and continue your preparation at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) or Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne) to earn a Master of Arts degree and the Deaconess certification.

Concordia University provides opportunities for students to pursue a professional degree beyond the undergraduate degree at Concordia by establishing pre-professional programs in specific areas. Each graduate program varies in specific requirements but all require a bachelor’s degree.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Rhoda Schuler Term Faculty in Religion

Dr. Schuler’s research passions are liturgical theology and ritual studies, which she views as more than academic disciplines.

Dr. Mark Schuler Department of Theology and Ministry Chairperson, Professor of Theology

Schuler passes on his passion for Biblical Greek and the New Testament to Concordia students in the classroom.

Rev. Dr. David Lumpp Th.D. Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Professor of Theology and Ministry

Dr. Lumpp's areas of professional expertise are primarily in systematic and historical theology.

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Deaconess
  • Missionary
  • Church Administration

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