M.A. On Campus


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

24 months
19170 USD/year
19170 USD/year
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The Ministry degree offered by Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is designed for students who are pursuing a call to the ELCA’s Word and Service roster or preparing for ministry in secular settings. The MAM is a practical professional degree that incorporates both coursework and fieldwork and will allow you to concentrate your studies on a particular ministry discipline or passion.


Leaders for the public Church Curriculum

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 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.

Ministry students take 8 Orienting and Deepening Courses and 8 additional Pathway Courses for a total of 16 courses that cover all areas of competency. Coursework for the MAM can be completed in two years. Students pursuing a call to the ELCA’s roster of Word and Service must also complete 600 hours of field work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Context: Public Church I, Ethics
  • Religious Heritage: Scripture I or II, History and Theology I or II, Grace Incarnate: Lutheran Confessions
  • Ministerial Leadership: Ministerial Leadership I or II
  • Spiritual Formation: Spiritual Formation I
  • Summative Evaluation or Diaconal Ministry Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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
  • Application for Admission
  • Autobiographical Statement of approx. 800-1,000 words.
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions where you have completed academic work since high school.
  • References from three people using the Master's recommendation form [PDF].

Tuition Fee

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    19170 USD/year
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    19170 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19170 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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