Lubbock Christian University Quick Facts
Churches of Christ
MDiv; MA (Biblical Interpretation); MA (Christian Ministry); MS (Family Ministry)
Number of Students
Tuition Costs for 2016 - 2017
Founded in 1957, LCU is associated with the Church of Christ and prepares students for lives of service as well as scholarship. The university has offered graduate programs in Bible since the late 1980s and currently offers its graduate programs in a predominantly online format so that students who are currently serving in ministry can continue to do so.
In addition to the foundational MDiv degree, students may pursue MA degrees with emphases in Biblical Interpretation or Christian Ministry. An MS in Family Ministry is also available. Most courses are taken online, with the remainder of the courses being offered in intensive one week or two and a half day sessions.
Since the majority of LCU's graduate Bible classes are taught online, most graduate students won't be concerned about participating in LCU activities; however, for students who do choose to live locally, there are no shortage of on-campus recreational or service opportunities. Indeed, LCU students have a well-earned reputation for their service to the local community and graduate students are welcome to participate in any LCU-sponsored activities.
In addition to service opportunities, graduate students may also attend and participate in chapel services Monday through Thursday. Students are also welcome to join the Rhodes Perrin Recreation Center for a small monthly fee.
Finally, students can benefit greatly by living in Lubbock itself. With a population of around 240,000, Lubbock provides a number of opportunities to its residents while still maintaining a small city feel. There are numerous city parks as well as many options for outdoor recreation.
LCU offers several on-campus options for which graduate students are eligible, including private dormitory-style accommodations as well as one, two, and four bedroom apartments (shared with fellow students). The apartments are unfurnished though all utilities (cable, Internet, local phone, and electricity) are included.
There are limited scholarships available to students who meet selected criteria. Students are encouraged to contact the LCU Bible department to discuss scholarship and discount options. Furthermore, LCU participates in Federal Student Loan programs. This - combined with already low graduate tuition rates - helps ensure that no deserving student will be prohibited from attending LCU for graduate study in Bible.