Divinity, Master | Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago | Chicago, United States
36 months
18000 USD/year
18000 USD/year
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At the heart of the Divinity program from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is our commitment to equip students to bear witness to the gospel and be agents of social transformation in our changing church and world.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Context: Public Church
  • Religious Heritage: Scripture, History and Theology
  • Ministerial Leadership: Ministerial Leadership 
  • Spiritual Formation: Spiritual Formation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted at least two months before the beginning of classes.




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (any field of study) from an accredited college or university
  • Average 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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.

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