Degrees & Programs

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 Degrees & Programs

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) prepares you for ordained ministry.
  • Master of Arts (MA) provides a foundation for academic vocations or can be a way to nourish your faith through study.
  • Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) prepares you for ministry as a deacon in the ELCA.
  • Master of Theology (ThM) 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.
  • Dual Degree Programs are offered collaboratively with other universities. The BA/MDIV program allows students to receive both degrees in five years, in partnership with Augsburg University. The MDiv/AM or MA or MAM/AM degree allows students to earn a master’s in social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration while earning an MDiv or MAM degree.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) prepares people for teaching ministries or provides deeper understanding and enrichment for pastors.
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin) gives mid-career pastors ways to grow in their ministry skills.
  • Register as a Special Student (non-degree option) to take just one course.

Questions?
Email admissions@lstc.edu or call 773.256.0727.

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