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SPLS to offer Th.D. and Ph.D. Programs in the near future 

St. Paul Lutheran Seminary is partnering with Kairos University in Sioux Falls, SD to establish an accredited Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.). The Th.D. is a research degree, preparing candidates for deep theological reflection, discussion, writing, leadership in the church and service towards the community. The goal of the program is to develop leaders in the Lutheran church who are qualified to teach in institutions across the globe, engage in theological and biblical research to further the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to respond with faithfulness to any calling within the church. Those who are accepted into and complete the program will receive all instruction from SPLS professors and will receive an accredited (ATS) degree from Kairos University. The general area of study of the Th.D. program is in systematic theology. Specializations offered within the degree include, but are not limited to: reformation studies, evangelical homiletics, and law and gospel dialectics. The sub-disciplines within the areas of specialization are dependent upon the interest of the student provided they have a qualified and approved mentor. Other general areas of study, such as biblical studies, will be forth coming.

  If you are interested in supporting our effort to produce faithful teachers of Christ’s church, contact Jon Jensen . All prospective student inquiries can be directed to Dr. Marney Fritts More info available on the Academic Programs page.