We're glad that you are exploring theological education. Those considering ordained ministry and chaplaincy most often choose the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. Those who hope to earn their Ph.D. most often begin with the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) or M.Div. degree. Those who are preparing for a variety of ministries choose the Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) degree. Perhaps you want to take just one course, registering as a Special Student (non-degree options) or need to take several courses to meet ELCA Candidacy requirements (non-degree options).
- M.A.M. & M.A.T.S.
- Ph.D. & Th.M.
- Dual Degree in Social Work
- Th.M. degree in Lutheran Ministry studies - download the brochure here
- Lutheran Year Program (non-degree) Option
- Non-Degree Options
As you consider which degree program to pursue, please note that the Office of Vocation, Admissions and Financial Aid is the primary contact for M.Div., M.A.M., M.A.T.S., Dual Degree, Lutheran Year and Non-Degree options.
The Office of Advanced Studies is the primary contact for Th.M. and Ph.D. studies.
Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony is the Director of Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs at LSTC.