The Master of Divinity in Lutheran Studies prepares you for pastoral ministry or other rostered leadership within the Lutheran Church. This particular program is designed around the ELCA requirements for seminary preparation and includes a “Lutheran year” or equivalent of coursework which can be taken at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue a career in ordained ministry as a rostered leader in the Lutheran Church (ELCA) including, but not limited to, such roles as a pastor in a local congregation or as a chaplain in a hospital or other professional or ministerial setting.
This program is offered in partnership with Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. See the Luther Seminary catalog on their website for the schedule of required courses that can be taken at a distance.
In addition to achieving the core MDiv degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the Lutheran Studies program will be able to:
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Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
Lutheran Confessional Writings*
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Arts and Theology||1||
History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||
Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Congregational Internship* (6 credits)
Two Luther Seminary electives*
|* Courses completed in affiliation status with Luther Seminary. Consult with Synod Candidacy Committee/Luther Seminary.|
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