Master of Arts in Lutheran Studies

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

Program Purpose

The Master of Arts in Lutheran Studies degree is to equip persons, whether ordained or not, for competent leadership in carrying out and supporting ministries in Lutheran churches.


Program Goals

  • Growth in personal and spiritual maturity and in the ability to be witnesses for Christ in this world.
  • Adequate knowledge of Lutheran heritage, history and theology.
  • The capacity for critical and constructive theological reflection to carry out Christian ministry in Lutheran churches in the context of denominational varieties.


Admission Requirements

  • A B.Th. degree or other bachelor’s degree with a major in Christianity or equivalent from an institution recognized by LTS.


Further Study

If a Master of Arts in Lutheran Studies degree holder continues to study for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.2-yr) at LTS, a maximum of 12 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)