Master of Arts in Lutheran Studies

Graduation Credits 24 │ 2-6 years

Program Goals

The Master of Arts in Lutheran Studies degree program is to equip students to reflect upon Luther’s influence in today’s world and become competent in leadership in serving Lutheran churches. After completion, the student:

  • Will acquire an adequate knowledge of Lutheran heritage, history and theology;
  • Can reflect critically and constructively upon theological issues in Lutheran churches and traditions amidst a pluralistic denominational context.


Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Theology degree or other bachelor’s degree major in Christianity or equivalent from an institution recognized by LTS; and
  • Applicants must have been baptized for at least three years 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 Lutheran Studies degree holder can continue to study for the Master of Divinity with Theological Degree program at LTS and credits can be exempted.

Program Content

(course credits in brackets)


i) Guided Electives (choose 4 courses) (12)

 HT2001/DM2001 Theology of Martin Luther

 HT2002/CT2002 Ethics of Martin Luther

 WL2003 Lutheran Worship: History and Theology

 HT3000/DM3008 Contextual Luther Studies in Asia

 HT3001/DM3015 Luther Interpretations

 HT3002/DM3000 Lutheran Confessions

 HM3000 Law and Gospel Distinction in Preaching


ii) Free Electives

4 courses (12)