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 Standard Degrees & Programs

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This degree prepares you for ordained ministry.

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Master of Arts (MA)

This degree provides a foundation for academic vocations or can be a way to nourish your faith through study.

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Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)

This degree prepares you for ministry as a deacon in the ELCA.

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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.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This degree prepares people for teaching ministries or provides deeper understanding and enrichment for pastors.

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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 Organizations

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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