Master of Arts

Immerse yourself in the academic study of theology with an MA degree from LSTC. Whether you are interested in church history, systematic theology, interfaith, Bible or other areas of inquiry, our superb faculty and academic partners in Hyde Park make LSTC an ideal place for serious theological study. Flexible curriculum makes it possible to concentrate work in any chosen field or to complete a more generalist approach to theological study.

"The Religion and Science emphasis is one of the unique strengths of LSTC. The LSTC faculty were always supportive yet challenging in a way that pushed me. The MA degree gave me opportunities I'd never envisioned."

David Buller, Program Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

Leaders for a Public Church Curriculum

LSTC’s curriculum cultivates competencies for leadership in a public church that focuses on community engagement, public witness, and social transformation. Our holistic approach to theological education breaks academic disciplines out of their silos and allows creative collaboration to flourish.

MA students take seven Orienting and Deepening Courses and nine additional Pathway Courses for a total of 16 courses. Coursework for the MA can be completed in two years.

MA Orienting and Deepening Courses

  • Cultural Context:  Public Church I, Cultural Context
  • Religious Heritage: Scripture I and II, History and Theology I and II
  • Summative Evaluation

LSTC is a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools consortium (ACTS), making hundreds of classes available to MA students at 11 denominational seminaries in the Chicago area, three within walking distance of LSTC.

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