Imagine the Impact.
Jesus said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” (Mark 4:30-32)
Since its founding, Trinity Lutheran Seminary has provided opportunities for theological education and faith formation in the classroom and around the globe, equipping students for transformative ministry in a variety of settings. The scope of our master's degrees will prepare you to change the world, whether you see yourself leading a congregation, teaching in the classroom or advocating for social justice in the community.
EDUCATING and forming a new generation of theologically informed leaders for the emerging world.
DELIVERING relevant courses, experiences, events and speakers on our campus and across the globe that inspire students to impact the community and our world.
FORMING leaders with an ethic of inclusivity and care, cultural competency, and ecological passion and commitment.
An institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University is committed to expanding its students' understanding of faith, responsibility to others and to our world, and purposeful impact. That's forming leaders for Christ's church at work in the world.
Application for Admission
Trinity Lutheran Seminary Fall 2023 enrollment deadline is May 1st, and the spring 2024 enrollment deadline is November 1th. Apply here! For questions or more information, contact Seminary Admissions at 614-236-6135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best way to get a feel for Trinity is to visit Trinity! Join us at chapel, sit in on a class, chat with current students, walk through our building, meet with a faculty person, and explore our neighborhood.
In your time here, we hope to help you find answers to your questions. We hope to stand beside you and help you think deeply and critically about vocation and discernment. We hope you experience the joy that accompanies community bound by sincere care for one another. In other words, we hope that you’ll be our guest.
Each fall and spring Trinity hosts “Visit Trinity” in which we offer a special welcome for prospective students. In spring 2023, Visit Trinity will take place on March 27 and 28th. Come on either day, worship with our community, visit a class, and ask all your questions! Join us!
Register for Visit Trinity
We can also accommodate visits on most other days. Just let us know that you’re coming!
Schedule a Visit
For High School Students
Also know that it’s never too early to start thinking about seminary! If you are a high school student thinking about vocation, we would love to host you at our special summer seminary sampler program, Sustain the Flame.
Summer Seminary Sampler
Not able to visit us on campus, but still interested in learning more? Email us at email@example.com!
Dollars and cents make a difference. Financial aid is what makes a seminary education possible for nearly all of our students. Almost all Trinity students, full-time or part-time, receive full-tuition scholarships. Students who bring a full-tuition scholarship from an outside source are eligible for a stipend toward their housing expenses.
As a seminary, we are mindful of the costs of attending seminary. We are committed to limiting the debt our students take on, by offering affordable theological education and providing financial resources for student support.
Check out more information about scholarships you may be eligible for here.
Trinity stewards numerous endowed scholarships, which have been funded by generous alumni and friends over the span of decades. Our scholarship packages are competitive and tailored to fit students’ needs. Additionally, we help connect students with outside funding sources.
Application for Aid
Ready for a deeper conversation about bottom line expenses, scholarship opportunities, and eliminating barriers to earning a seminary degree? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living in Columbus
Many of Trinity’s students relocate to the Columbus-area for graduate school, and moving is a lot-- no matter how far or short the distance may be! Helping our students make themselves at home is important to us.
Many of our students choose to live in university-owned apartments or homes directly adjacent to the seminary. Others choose to live in the surrounding community.
The seminary sits at the corner of Main and College in downtown Bexley, a historic, small town community. It’s only about three miles to downtown Columbus, the fourteenth largest city in the US. Because of the size and diversity of our city, seminary students have the opportunity to connect with a near endless list of community, non-profit, and social service organizations.
Columbus provides ample opportunity to learn from, listen to, and serve a burgeoning refugee population; unpack complex structural ills through participation in a timely hearing or rally at the Ohio Statehouse; and stand behind and alongside faithful community leaders who have carried justice work forward in the region for the last decades.
Drive a few miles outside of the city and you’ll find the heart of rural America, places where country churches, summer parades, and Little League baseball are the talk of the town.
Students are encouraged to discover, explore, and take part in cultural and community life that is different from where they grew up and what they are used to. Central Ohio has a lot to offer!