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Master of Arts Programs

Both Master of Arts degrees are two year programs with a great deal of flexibility to shape the programs according to your particular interests. There are from five to six required courses in each course of studies and ten to eleven electives, depending on whether you are meeting requirements for ministry in a church body. In the final semester of the Master of Arts in Ministry degree, students write an integrative paper in theology and ministry. In the final semester of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree, students write an academic paper.

Master of Arts in Ministry

The M.A.M. is especially created for those who sense a calling to one of the lay ministries of the church including diaconal ministry, associates in ministry and deaconesses in the ELCA or in another denomination or ministry setting. The program requirements are shaped to support the ELCA candidacy requirements for lay rostered leaders providing excellent preparation for ministry and teaching in the areas of Bible, History, Theology, Ethics, Church and Society and the Arts of Ministry and they are flexible to meet the needs of ecumenical students from various traditions.

All M.A.M. students augment their learning through field education experiences that vary depending upon the ministry to which students are called and do a summative evaluation (integrative paper or ministry project) at the end of their program.

The Masters of Arts in Ministry Program is for:

  • Persons who are preparing for lay rostered ministry and religious leadership responsibilities in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) or in another denomination or ministry setting.
  • Persons who seek continuing education, professional development or their own enrichment.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The M.A.T.S. is the fastest growing program at LSTC. It is an incredibly flexible program that students can easily shape to their interests since over half of the credits required for this two-year degree are electives. Students that choose this program will be prepared with basic foundational courses in Bible, History, Theology and Core area options and will write a summative academic paper at the end of their program.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies Program is for:

  • Persons who wish to prepare to enter a doctoral program.
  • Persons who seek continuing education, professional development or their own enrichment.

Emphases

LSTC offers M.A.M. and M.A.T.S. students the opportunity to emphasize in specific areas of study. These emphases give students detailed knowledge in a particular field of study beyond the core program.


For more information, visit the M.A.T.S. and M.A.M. pages in academics.

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