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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Master of Sacred Theology


PO Box 7227

3rd Floor

Hickory, NC 28601

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Sacred Theology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Sacred Theology Degree (S.T.M.) is a one-year program (24 credit hours) for advanced study within a particular theological discipline. The program is open to students of all denominations and may serve a variety of aims: to further graduate study in preparation for doctoral work, to prepare one for teaching a particular theological discipline, to enhance ministerial practice, or to provide disciplined reflection on a specialized function of ministry. Applicants for the STM program must hold a Masters degree in religion or theological studies from an accredited institution.


Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Sacred Theology.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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