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Evening M.A. Program Benefits Working Adults

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that the master of arts (M.A.) degree program will be offered in the evening on its campus in the fall of 2004. The two-year sequence of classes may be concluded by taking either comprehensive exams or writing a thesis. The application deadline for the program is Jan. 15, 2004. The next two-year cycle of courses available to students in the evening M.A. program will begin in the Fall Quarter.

Specifically designed for people working in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the evening M.A. degree program has been structured so that students can complete all degree requirements in a two-year period that includes summer study. The current configuration leads to a major in systematic theology and a minor in either practical theology or historical theology.

“The evening M.A. is a great program for people who wish to pursue an advanced degree,” commented Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard, dean of the Graduate School. “The ability to select either the thesis or exam option for completing the M.A. provides each student with the opportunity to focus upon his or her own interests.”

Seminary faculty members teach most of the courses in the M.A. program. This is a distinct, qualitative advantage over many graduate schools, which hire outside staff to teach in the evening. Currently, 41 students are enrolled in the M.A. program (day and evening) at the Seminary.

For more information about the evening M.A. degree program or any other graduate degree program, contact the Graduate School, 801 DeMun Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7102; The Seminary’ Graduate School also has a distinct section on the Seminary’s Web site (”).