Advanced-Level Degree Programs
Interested in an Advanced Level Theology Degree that will help you sharpen your professional skills or prepare you for academic teaching and research? Looking for a flexible program including Distance Learning and Intensive course options?
The LTSP Graduate School offers the advanced-level degree programs of Master of Sacred Theology (STM), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Ministry (DMin), and Advanced Graduate Certificate. Whether academic or professional in their nature, these programs are designed to assist in the development of a more effective ministry and to engage in academic reflection and research at a theological seminary that is committed to being publicly engaged in and with the world.
The Doctor of Ministry and Master of Sacred Theology programs offer students the ability to work directly with faculty members in a wide variety of disciplines suited to the needs of the student. The programs offer flexible schedules and are designed for to those who are actively working in ministry.
We provide special opportunities in the DMin Program for U.S. Military Chaplains (active or reserve).
LTSP has a Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) to participate in the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.
What are students saying about our DMin/STM Graduate Courses?
“I love this seminary for the dialogue it promotes among students in diverse traditions and ministry settings. I
always return from these classes–and this one was particularly helpful–re-energized by the ideas and insights of
others, to my own context..”
[Postmodern Culture and Emerging Trends in the Church, Fall 2014]
How can a DMin at LTSP impact your ministry?
“The Program has helped me in that I now view my church context as well as my ministry project through the lenses of American Religiosity and understand the make up of congregants/consumers that my DMin projects seeks to appeal to…”
— [Student evaluation of the DMin Collegial Seminar, January 2015]
Let us help you continue your engagement with the world.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology is centered on the concept of Public Theology and theological discourse with and in the world. Interdisciplinary study allows students to engage in a variety of theological disciplines while being challenged to develop expertise in one area of research and critical scholarship.
David D. Grafton, Director of Graduate Studies
Advanced-Level Degree Programs Brochure:
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The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.