Dual Degree Program
In cooperation with the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, LSTC offers a coordinated program of studies. Students earn the M.Div., M.A.T.S., or M.A.M. degree from LSTC and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago (the equivalent to a master of social work degree).
Each school accepts credit for as many as five courses taken by students at the other school as well as jointly-approved clinical pastoral education and second-year field placements. These provisions make it possible for students to complete the M.Div. and A.M. in five years rather than the six that would normally be required. Students combining the M.A.M. or M.A.T.S. and A.M. degree may complete the two degrees in three years instead of fours years. Students have the opportunity to interrelate the two fields during the entire period of study.