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Wartburg Theological Seminary

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About Wartburg Theological Seminary

Wartburg Theological Seminary serves Christ’s church through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by being a worship-centered community of critical theological reflection where learning leads to mission and mission informs learning.

The community embodies God’s mission by stewarding resources for engaging, equipping, and sending collaborative leaders who interpret, proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ for a world created for communion with God and in need of personal and social healing.

Campus information

The present campus of some 35 acres is situated on the brow of a ridge in southwest Dubuque, commanding a beautiful view in all directions of the hill country surrounding this city on the Mississippi River. Groundbreaking for the newest campus renovation and construction occurred in April 2000

Wartburg Theological Seminary offers three graduate-level degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Arts Diaconal Ministry, and Master of Divinity; TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) Certificate; and Diploma in Anglican Studies. All accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

All three Masters Degrees offer the option for Distributed Learning Programs, which combine online learning, intensive courses on-campus, and residential formation.

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is a program of Wartburg Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. LSPS educates women and men for ordained ministry through TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministry).

Wartburg Theological Seminary is located in Dubuque, Iowa which is known as the “Masterpiece on the Mississippi” featuring a rich history and natural beauty. The city of Dubuque was named the 2010 “Best Small City to Raise a Family” in the nation by The seminary campus is located in a welcoming residential neighborhood and features housing for single, married, and students with families.


Residence Hall

The residence hall provides low cost housing for single students, students without pets or children, and commuter students. Residence hall rooms range from 165 square feet to 391 square feet and feature private en suite bathrooms, individual room temperature controls with central air, and access to a community kitchen, free laundry facilities, and other community facilities. Residence hall rooms come furnished with a single bed, dresser, desk and chair, and a bookcase.

Pulpit Rock Apartments

The Pulpit Rock apartment complex offers two bedrooms, 1 bathroom and three bedrooms, 1 ½ bathroom apartments. These are ideal for single students, couples, students and families with children, students and families with a dog or cat(s), and student roommates. All units include central air, washer and dryer hook-ups, 35 square feet of storage, and parking in front of the building. Free laundry facilities and a brand new playground set are also located on the premises.

Blair Court Houses

Lovingly referred to as the “monopoly houses” each of the Blair Court homes has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full basement, and an attached single car garage. They provide housing for single students, couples, students and families with children, student roommates, and students and families with a dog or cat(s). Blair Court homes are the only “stand alone” units housing units on campus.

Denver Court

The Denver Court duplexes offer 1600 square feet of living space for students and families with one or more children. Some of the units allow for a dog or cat(s) as well. The homes are equipped with garbage disposals, dishwashers, walk-out basements with laundry hook-ups, and three levels of living space. They are also conveniently located next to Wartburg Seminary’s Kinder Castle playground.


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