Whether seeking to be ordained in the ELCA's roster of Word and Sacrament or to further your academic studies, LSTC's MDiv program will allow you to concentrate on building competencies for ministry rather than just fulfilling requirements for a degree. At the Divinity program from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, you will find guides, mentors and friends to nurture the academic, spiritual, civic and professional dimensions of your life and ministry.
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.
MDiv students take nine Orienting Courses and 18 additional Pathway Courses for a total of 27 courses that cover all areas of competency. Coursework for the MDiv can be completed in three years, including one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Students pursuing ordination in the ELCA must also complete one twelve-month internship.
- Cultural Context: Public Church
- Religious Heritage: Scripture, History and Theology
- Ministerial Leadership: Ministerial Leadership
- Spiritual Formation: Spiritual Formation
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted at least two months before the beginning of classes.
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s Degree (any field of study) from an accredited college or university
- Average 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
International18000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 36 months.
National18000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Chicago
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.