Master of Arts in Diakonia

Graduation Credits 42 │ 2-6 years
can be completed by taking courses solely in the evening and Saturday

Program Goals

The Master of Arts in Diakonia degree program 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 schools, medical institutions, and social services organizations). After completion, students would acquire:

  • Solid understanding on diakonia as the core mission of the Church;
  • The knowledge and skills in planning and implementing diakonia;
  • Diaconal spirituality; and
  • Capabilities in doing diaconal education.


Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an institution recognized by LTS; and
  • Applicants must have been baptized for at least one year prior to application for study; and
  • Applicants should have the interests, aptitudes, and personal qualities necessary for this program; and
  • The ability to engage in graduate-level study for academic pursuits and personal development.


Further Study

A Master of Arts in Diakonia degree holder can continue to study for the Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in specific emphasis / Master of Arts in Theology programs at LTS and credits can be exempted.

Program Content

(course credits in brackets)


i) Core Course

 OT1000 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

 NT1000 Introduction to the New Testament (3)

 CT1000 Introduction to Christian Ethics (3)

 MC1000 Introduction to Missiology (3)

 DM2009 Dogmatics (Module A) (3)

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

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

 DK3000 Diakonia and Leadership (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)


Remarks: for a bachelor’s degree holder with a major in Christianity, a maximum of 18 credits on the foundational theological courses may be exempted.