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Graduate School of Theology

Graduate Theology


LCU’s Graduate School of Theology offers an accessible, affordable degree for graduate students to pursue rigorous ministry and academic preparation for their kingdom callings. Our faculty’s superb academic training, coupled with extensive ministry experience, ensures students receive a high-quality, practical, ministry education. All our graduates are better equipped to serve in current positions or well-prepared to enter new ministries. Some even pursue additional graduate or doctoral study.

We gladly welcome applicants from any Christian tradition. We have a special desire to equip and encourage those from churches of Christ and other Restoration Movement congregations.

God is at work within every human heart, in every village and great city, and on every continent. And we are invited to participate in what God is doing. Perhaps an LCU Graduate School Theology master of arts in Christian Ministry degree will enrich your calling.

If you want to learn more, please give us a call. We welcome the chance to get to know you.

We invite you to partner with us — joining in God’s work, together.


Brandon L. Fredenburg, PhD
Chair of Academic Affairs and Professor of Biblical Studies
The Graduate School of Theology

Programs of Study

Christian Ministry

Designed for students who come to our graduate programs without an undergraduate degree in a related discipline (or 18 undergraduate semester hours in biblical studies), the M.A. degree in Christian Ministry gives students a good foundation in biblical studies and preparation for success in ministry.

Looking To Work or Hire in Ministry?

Check out LCU's job postings resource for ministry positions. It includes postings and resources for those seeking to hire ministers.

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Delivery Format

Graduate School of Theology degree programs are delivered in online and hybrid (blended) formats. Students in the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degrees must take at least one-third (1/3) of their credit hours in a hybrid format, which includes an on-campus classroom experience. The Master of Arts – Biblical Interpretation degree may be earned entirely online by students who have at least 18 undergraduate credit hours in biblical studies, ministry, missions, or a related field approved by the academic dean.


The Graduate School of Theology, as a community for theological reflection and spiritual formation, prepares men and women for service to the Triune God and leadership in various forms of Christian ministry around the world. As we pursue these purposes, we commit to diversity among the faculty, staff, and student body; to equip students for ministry in the global context; and to adhere to rigorous academic standards as we collectively engage Christian scripture and the Christian heritage in awareness of our Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement history.


Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Phone 404-679-4501) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.

All Graduate School of Theology degree programs hold the university’s accreditation. 

Lubbock Christian University's Graduate School of Theology is a Candidate for Accredited Member status with the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15275-1110; 412-788-6505.