Martin Luther College - New Ulm, MN Martin Luther College is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Formed from an amalgamation of Dr. Martin Luther College (founded in 1884) and Northwestern College (founded in 1865), 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.


Because Martin Luther College is the WELS College of Ministry, part of our mission is to prepare future choir directors, band directors, classroom music teachers, organists, and parish music coordinators. To accomplish this, we offer coursework and performance opportunities to inspire our students and nurture their gifts.

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Phone: 1 (507) 354-822


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