The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


LSTC welcomes Valparaiso campus

Follows the trend of ELCA seminary and college partnerships

In the latest partnership between Lutheran institutions of higher education, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago began housing a satellite campus of Valparaiso [Ind.] University: Valparaiso University of Chicago.

Beginning this August, Valparaiso will offer three graduate programs and an immigration law clinic on LSTC's campus. Plans are under way for sharing faculty as well.

Di Geng/Valparaiso University<BR><BR>Students
Students from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Valparaiso [Ind.] University gather in a common area at LSTC. The two schools announced a partnership to offer three graduate programs at LSTC's campus.

Valparaiso is an independent Lutheran institution with ties to the ELCA and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

At presstime, Philip L. Hougen, LSTC interim president, said the programs — Master of Health Administration, Master of Ministry Administration and Master of Business Administration (Web-streamed from Valparaiso's main campus) — "will enhance [the university's] reputation and ours."

The ministry administration program will be the first of its kind in the Chicago area, Hougen said, and "of particular value for leaders in the church and faith-based organizations."

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