The Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) is for students who are for one reason or another disqualified from entering the degree programs of the school, but are otherwise capable of graduate work. Envisaged are students from other Asian countries in need of certification, who do not have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent and who, therefore, cannot enter graduate programs according to the requirements of the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This Certificate Program parallels the MA in Theological Studies, requiring a total of 30 credit units. Click here for the MA in Theological Studies curriculum.
Those with at least two (2) years of college education may be admitted to the Program. The following application requirements should be submitted to the Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs a month before the opening of classes:
a) Duly accomplished LST Application Form (click here to download the form)
b) One ID picture (“2 x 2”)
c) One photocopy of original Transcript of Records from previous school and its English translation if the Transcript is in a foreign language
d) One page single-spaced Personal Essay introducing oneself and indicating one’s motivation in applying to the Certificate Program
e) Letter of Recommendation from the Religious Superior, Bishop or Official of the applicant’s institution
f) Application Fee (PhP 100.00)
Applicants are required to take the Entrance Examination at the Bulatao Center for Psychology Services and the LST English Proficiency Test administered by the LST Secretary.