FAQs

Q. What degree programs do you offer?

A. LTS offers a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theological Studies, a Master in Pastoral Studies, and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Additionally, we offer several Certificate Programs and auditing options for non-traditional students.

Q. What can I do with a seminary degree?

A. Historically, individuals pursuing a seminary degree did so in order to become clergy. However, today’s seminary students pursue many different career paths. Most will become pastors, but others may seek careers as counselors, educators, historians, social workers, and other paths that allow seminary graduates to interact with their communities in the spirit of Christ.

Q. Are your programs online or in-person?

A. Our degree programs are 100% hybrid and online. We know that many of our students are juggling multiple responsibilities, including families and other careers.

Some of our Certificate Programs have both online and in-person components.

Note: However, as of March 2020, due to the public health emergency of COVID-19, all programs are currently online. 

Q. What’s the difference between a seminary and a divinity school?

A. A divinity school is typically affiliated with a larger organization or university, such as Harvard Divinity School, for example. A seminary is typically independent and is usually affiliated with a specific denomination or tradition. Generally speaking, a student does not have to be affiliated with a seminary’s denomination to study at that institution. Both educational routes usually prepare students for careers in pastoral fields, as well as for careers in academic, religious, and non-sectarian settings.

Q. How long does seminary school take?

A. Your program length will depend on how many classes you are taking each semester, but it generally takes between 3 and 4 years of full-time study. Part-time will take longer to complete.

Q. How can I pay for my seminary education?

A. LTS is committed to making seminary education accessible for students from all walks of life. We offer scholarship programs, 0% interest tuition payment plans, and financial aid opportunities. For more information on financial resources, visit our Financial Information Page.

Q. Is LTS accredited?

A. Yes. LTS is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. Our MDiv, MPS, MTS, and DMin programs are all approved.

Q. What are your application requirements?

A. Requirements vary by program, but all applicants must fill out the necessary application and submit a non-refundable $65 application fee. For more information on our application process, visit our Admissions Page.