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Lubbock Christian University

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In 1957 members of the Churches of Christ in Lubbock, Texas came together to build a school. This vision started as Lubbock Christian College and was eventually granted University status in 1987, becoming Lubbock Christian University. As a private Christian institution for higher education, Lubbock maintains a relatively low enrollment of just under 2,000 students, including both graduates and undergraduates. This allows for a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, giving students a more personalized and inviting educational experience. Students have access to over 65 undergraduate majors, 23 graduate programs, a Scholars Colloquium, and an Honors College. A small number of online degrees are also offered.  

Online Undergraduate Programs


School of Business

Bachelor of Business – For undergraduates this hybrid (online and on campus) business degree can be taken part or full-time. A total of 120 credits will be required, comprised of: Areas of concentration or emphasis include:

Graduate Programs


Department of Psychology and Counseling


Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Offered as a hybrid, on campus and online, program, the goal of this degree is to prepare students for licensure in the state of Texas. This program does not guarantee that it will meet the requirements of states other than Texas. Students are expected to complete 60 credit hours of work including 51 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of clinical experience. Courses may include:
Master of Science in School Counseling – Available completely online, this M.S. degree requires an additional 36 credit hours of course work post baccalaureate. Course work may include: The program concludes with a Counseling Practicum for real-world experience.
Master of Science in Human Services – This 36-credit hour program is offered completely online with an average two-year completion time. Students may choose from two areas of concentration:

College of Biblical Studies


Graduate School of Theology


Master of Divinity – This comprehensive graduate degree offers intensive studies for those interested in full-time ministry positions as church leaders and is a prerequisite for many doctoral degrees in Theology or other Biblical Studies tracks. Students are required to complete 72 hours of course work with classes such as:
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry – This degree is less intensive than the Master of Divinity and is geared towards students interested in supporting ministry positions such as, but not limited to, children’s ministry. A total of 36 credit hours are required including an internship. Other courses may include:
Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation – Focuses on preparing students for doctoral study of biblical texts. Students must complete 36 credit hours of course work including: Before graduation students must demonstrate proficiency with at least one Biblical language, preferably Hebrew or Greek.

Department of Family Ministry


Master of Science in Family Ministry – This degree is offered in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Sciences to help address the growing needs of the American family within the church. The 48 credit hours are offered in a hybrid online/classroom format. Courses may include: Students will complete the degree with both a hands-on Practicum and a comprehensive exam.

Department of Graduate Education


Master of Education – The basic Master of Education degree requires 36-credit hours of coursework, through which students will develop professional portfolios for the work place. This is a non-thesis program with a variety of specializations. The following areas are offered online:

Graduate Nursing School


Master of Science in Nursing – This comprehensive program is geared towards working professionals looking for a flexible class schedule. The Graduate Nursing School is able to work with most schedules through a variety of online and on campus courses. There are two non-thesis programs offered, which can be completed in two to three years:
Post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track – Considered a hybrid course, this 38 credit hour post master’s certificate program does require substantial on campus attendance for labs and clinical rotations. The program is a full-time, rigid, and sequenced curriculum, with a minimum of 720 hours of clinical training. All requirements can be completed in five semesters.
In all areas, whether undergraduate or graduate, online or in the classroom, Lubbock Christian University strives to provide a comprehensive curriculum and high quality educational experience for all its students. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. Tuition is currently set at $438 per credit hour for online students.

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