Master of Theology

Graduation Credits 32 │ 1-4 years
can be completed by taking courses solely in the evening and Saturday or taking courses solely in English

Program Goals

The Master of Theology degree program is an advanced study specialized in any field of Christian theology. After completion, the student will acquire:

  • An advanced understanding of a focused area or discipline;
  • The capacity to use research methods and resources in the focused area or discipline;
  • The ability to formulate productive questions, and to relate the focused area or discipline to the social and cultural context of the student.


Admission Requirements

  • A Master of Divinity or equivalent from an institution recognized by LTS. Or, a person with a Master of Arts in Theology  at LTS or equivalent, and another academic master’s degree can apply for the MTH program, the GPA of the required degrees should both be 3.00 or above; and
  • Applicants must have been baptized for at least three years prior to application for study.


Language Requirement

  • Persons enrolled in this program must have sufficient English knowledge to study at a graduate-level.
  • For a student who takes an emphasis in the area of New Testament or Old Testament, 9 credits of Biblical Greek (for NT) or 9 credits of Biblical Hebrew (for OT) are required if the student has not already taken them. However, these credits will not be counted for graduation.


Area of Emphasis


Biblical Theology
 Old Testament
 New Testament
 Jewish Studies


Systematic Theology
 Church History and Historical Theology
 Lutheran Studies
 Christian Ethics


Practical Theology
 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership
 Christian Counseling
 Christian Education
 Christian Spirituality
 Worship and Liturgy
 Mission and Culture


Further Study

The Master of Theology degree (with thesis) can be a basis for further study in the Doctor of Theology program at LTS.

Program Content

(course credits in brackets)


There are two streams in the program:


Stream A (Thesis):

If a student wishes to present a research paper or thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirement, it shall be assigned 12 credits. In addition, 20 coursework credits are required, which must include at least 12 credits in the area of the thesis. The MTH thesis will be evaluated by both the adviser and a second reader.


Guided Electives on Area of Emphasis (3 courses) (12)

Free Electives (2 courses) (8)

Thesis (12)


Stream B (Non-Thesis):

A student who seeks the degree without the presentation of a thesis is expected to pursue 32 total coursework credits, which must include at least 20 credits in the area of emphasis. The courses in the area of emphasis should include writing short papers.


Guided Electives on Area of Emphasis (5 courses) (20)

Free Electives (3 courses) (12)