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Degrees & Programs

At LSTC you’ll find a degree program to give you the sound theological education and the skills you need to fulfill your call.

LSTC Standard Degrees & Programs

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

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This degree prepares you for ordained ministry.

Master of Arts (MA)

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This degree provides a foundation for academic vocations or can be a way to nourish your faith through study.

Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)

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This degree prepares you for ministry as a deacon in the ELCA.

Master of Theology (ThM)

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This degree is both a first degree for students in the PhD program and for those with an MDiv or MA who wish to do focused study.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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This degree prepares people for teaching ministries or provides deeper understanding and enrichment for pastors.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

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This degree gives mid-career pastors ways to grow in their ministry skills.

Joint Degrees & Special Programs with Partner Institutions and Organizations

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Divinity (BA/MDiv) Dual Degree

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This dual degree program allows students to receive a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Divinity in five years, in partnership with Augsburg University.

MDiv/AM, MA/AM, or MAM/AM Dual Degree

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This dual degree program allows students to earn the MDiv, MA, or MAM degree from LSTC and the AM degree from the University of Chicago (the equivalent to a master of social work degree).

Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM)

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Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) is a leadership formation process in the ELCA designed to meet special ministry needs of the church.

Questions?
Email admissions@lstc.edu or call 773.256.0727.

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