Trinity Lutheran Seminary /
Master of Sacred Theology
The Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M) degree is intended for students whose interests lie in pursuing an advanced theological degree with an emphasis on academic study. The S.T.M. degree aims to enrich both scholarly and vocational competency, making it suitable to both ministry practitioners and those whose goals include additional graduate study.
Areas of concentration within the S.T.M. include biblical studies, theological studies, mission and evangelism, pastoral leadership and practice, and Christian spirituality. A special focus on church leadership and administration is possible under the Pastoral Leadership and Practice concentration by combining Trinity coursework with selected courses in the Capital University School of Management’s Master of Business Administration program.
The S.T.M. degree program requires 25 hours of coursework, with 19 earned in S.T.M seminars, upper-level M.Div. courses, independent study, and advanced research; 6 hours in thesis research and writing; and a candidacy exam based on the student’s S.T.M coursework.