Academics

ILT uses AdobeConnect to bring the classroom to your room. All you need is a computer, tablet, or a mobile phone with a reliable internet connection. Providing an education through online technology gives ILT the freedom of a diverse Lutheran faculty and student body from around the world while keeping tuition rates low since ILT does not have to support fully a brick and mortar facility. This allows you to keep your full-time job and minister within your congregation as you work towards completing your degree at your own pace.

Christ Lay Academy

The Institute of Lutheran Theology is dedicated to raising up and equipping God’s people in the local community with sound Lutheran teaching as it engages the world today with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Institute of Lutheran Theology. Certificate programs are committed to sharing the truth of Jesus Christ to the world. For this commitment to be a reality, the entire Body of Christ must be equipped to proclaim the Word of God in this world.

Christ Seminary

The Institute of Lutheran Theology offers many different programs to help equip pastors to serve in congregations and other chaplaincy sites. ILT seminarians do not only study solid theology, but also work within congregations to learn how to best serve them as pastors and chaplains. 

Christ School of Theology

ILT offers graduate programs to prepare students to effectively share the truth of Jesus Christ to the world through preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry. ILT offers a Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Sacred Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees.

Admissions

You can become a student of ILT by filling out the online application form. The admissions requirements vary for each certificate or degree program. Please contact us to see what option we have for you. The ILT staff and faculty will help you to decern which program can best help you to be equipped for your God-given calling.

International Admissions

ILT rigorously equips people to effectively share the truth of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry.  If God is calling you to such a ministry, we invite you to explore with us how we can help you

Student Financial Aid

The Institute of Lutheran Theology is committed to the success of all its students. As a part of this commitment, ILT offers financial help to students who qualify. Financial concerns should never be the only reason a person will not study at ILT. There are many ways in which students can receive financial support on their way to educational success. Please contact ILT for the development of a financial plan tailored to meet your personal situation.

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Dean of Educational Ministries and Dean of Chapel - Rev. Timothy J. Swenson

Timothy Swenson earned a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Theology from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1990 and has served over 20 years in pastoral ministry. He serves as Dean of Chapel at the Institute of Lutheran Theology and is the Owner of St. Martin’s School of Theological Discernment in Brookings, South Dakota.

Email: tswenson@ilt.edu

Phone: (605) 692-9337

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