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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
April 18, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Prospective Students

Welcome to Waterloo Lutheran Seminary!

To view our list of Programs, click the links on the left menu bar. 

For a comparison chart of our graduate programs, please click here.

For over 100 years, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary has educated leaders for church and the world.  Graduates learn the art of engaging the resource of faith in response to the demands of the modern world.  At Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, you will receive both practical and theoretical tools which will enrich the spiritual dimension of your life and empower you in developing your gifts of ministry and counselling.

WLS is an inclusive, multifaith and ecumenical community for all people of faith.  We warmly welcome students of all backgrounds.

WLS is an exciting place to begin the next chapter of your life journey. 

You are welcome to come and visit our campus.  Please contact our Admissions Coordinator to arrange a visit, or join us for our next Information Session for prospective students.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions for applicants, please click here.

When you are ready to apply for admission, please click here.

WLS at a Glance



Why choose Waterloo Lutheran Seminary:

  • Multifaith ecumenical spirit welcoming to students of all backgrounds and faiths
  • Students enjoy all the benefits of being Wilfrid Laurier University students
  • Small class sizes and student-focussed atmosphere
  • 100 year history; the founding institution of Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Degrees conferred by Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Flexible learning: day-time, evening, weekend, week-long intensives and online course offerings
  • Dedicated academic counsellor for Seminary programs
  • Special events to enrich student life: global music choir, public lecture series, worship, study trips to Germany and Israel, etc.
  • Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma and Doctoral programs offered
  • The Seminary is a fully accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools.
  • Our MA and DMin programs are accredited with the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies.
  • Our Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy programs will be in line with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (launching 2014)

Upcoming Information Sessions

Those considering the MA Theology: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy program are welcome to attend an information session Wednesday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm.  For more information, please see:

Information Sessions for other programs will be held fall 2013, dates TBA.