Master of Arts in Diakonia

Graduation Credits 24 │ Full-time 1-yr │ Part-time 3-yr

Program Purpose

The Master of Arts in Diakonia degree is to equip students to be leaders who are competent in carrying out diaconal projects and trainings in the church or diaconal institutions (e.g. Christian social services organizations).


Program Goals

  • Equipping students to understand diakonia as the core mission of the Church.
  • Equipping students with the knowledge and skills regarding diakonia.
  • Developing students’ diaconal spirituality.
  • Diaconal leadership training.


Admission Requirements

  • A degree related to diakonia (health, social work, education); or degrees and studies related to administration and management; or other bachelor’s degrees with a major in Christianity from an institution recognized by LTS.


Further Study

If a Master of Arts in Diakonia degree holder continues to study for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.3-yr) at LTS, a maximum of 12 credits can be exempted. If the holder also has a B.Th. degree, s/he can continue to study for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.2-yr) at LTS with a maximum of 12 credits to be exempted.

Program Content

(course credits in brackets)


i) Core Courses

 DK2000/OT2012/NT2011 Biblical Perspectives on Diakonia (3)

 DK2019/CH2016 Diaconal Theology and Practices in History (3)

 DK3001 Diaconal Practicum (3)


ii) Guided Electives (3 courses) (9)

 Courses on Diakonia (DK); or

 CP2011 Essential Counseling Skills; or

 RC3007/DM3018 Public Theology


iii) Free Electives

2 courses (6)