Martin Luther College is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Formed from an amalgamation of Dr. Martin Luther College and Northwestern College, Martin Luther College opened its doors to the next generation of church workers in 1995.
Choosing a college and a career path is no easy task. With literally hundreds of choices, you may feel confused, overwhelmed, and under pressure.
While every institution has its strengths, Martin Luther College is distinctive. We are the WELS College of Ministry. We exist solely to train future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers for the public ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
If you are considering service to the church in one of these capacities, then we are the college for you.
Our 80 faculty members are not only spiritually mature Christians and experts in their fields, but they have also had real parish and school experience. That makes a difference. They understand why youre here, because they made a similar choice earlier in their lives. As they teach, they help you see how their course content will fit into your future ministry, and they inspire you by sharing their personal ministry experiences.
Although all our students are here to pursue the public ministry, we dont attempt to create cookie-cutter graduates. We understand that you have your own unique background and your own abilities and interests, from sports to Spanish to Shakespeare. Knowing this, our professors will mentor you on a path appropriate for you and your future service to the church. Our 11:1 student-professor ratio enables us to give you this kind of personal attention. Our relatively small size also allows you and the other students to become acquainted quickly, and your classmates will soon become your friends—often for life.