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Master of Arts in Theology Program


Johan Sebastian Bach

Christ has entrusted the Gospel treasures to his beloved, the church. She possess the keys to the Kingdom of heaven itself. The church, the priesthood of all believers, the laity, stands connected to the Word of God and is bid to remain and grow and live in that Word. The Lutheran theology that Johan Sebastian Bach knew and believed was woven into the fabric of his vocation as a composer. He serves as a powerful example of a Lutheran Layman who made the Bible his business. The Master of Arts degree in Theology is designed for anyone who desires to gain proficiency in Lutheran Theology as well as for one who hopes to excel in church work such as a parochial school teacher, deaconess, and director of Christian education.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point (GPA) of 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale).

Onsite and Live Video Conferencing

The curriculum and instruction of the Master of Divinity degree program is a combination of onsite and online learning. Every student is required to physically attend the Seminary in Decatur, Illinois. Many courses are offered by a traditional delivery system that consists of an onsite professor and classroom. Since we have professors in other states, these professors teach their courses through live video conferencing that makes provision for real time student/professor interfacing. The video conferencing takes place in the facility of the Seminary according to the schedule of the Seminary.


Tuition for the Master of Arts in Theology degree program, is subject to change annually. The current tuition rate is $100 per credit hour.