At LSTC you’ll find a degree program to give you the sound theological education and the skills you need to fulfill your call.
We offer both online and in-person classes. You may have questions about LSTC's commitment to providing educational opportunities and engagements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how our faculty are preparing for the upcoming semesters from Dr. Eric Kyle in this video.
LSTC Standard Degrees & ProgramsLearn more
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
This degree prepares you for ordained ministry.Learn more
Master of Arts (MA)
This degree provides a foundation for academic vocations or can be a way to nourish your faith through study.Learn more
Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)
This degree prepares you for ministry as a deacon in the ELCA.Learn more
Master of Theology (ThM)
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.Learn more
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This degree prepares people for teaching ministries or provides deeper understanding and enrichment for pastors.Learn more
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
This degree gives mid-career pastors ways to grow in their ministry skills.
Joint Degrees & Special Programs with Partner Institutions and OrganizationsLearn more
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Divinity (BA/MDiv) Dual Degree
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.Learn more
MDiv/AM, MA/AM, or MAM/AM Dual Degree
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).Learn more
Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM)
Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) is a leadership formation process in the ELCA designed to meet special ministry needs of the church.
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