Graduate Admission Standards

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements for unconditional admission.

  • An earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in twelve or more graduate hours in a discipline relevant to the graduate program for which the applicant is seeking admission.
  • A total score of at least 800 on the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or score of at least 40 on the MAT (Miller Analogy Test).

Note: Other test options are available. Contact Graduate Studies at 806.720.7599 for more information.


Undergraduate Conditional Admission for Graduate Studies

Undergraduate students who are within 12 hours of earning a bachelor's degree and meet all other unconditional graduate admission requirements may be granted undergraduate conditional admission by the appropriate program director and dean. Students are prohibited from enrolling in more than 15 hours of combined graduate and undergraduate hours and no more than 3 graduate hours during the undergraduate or graduate enrollment period. Students will be considered undergraduates until the bachelor's degree is conferred and will be charged the undergraduate tuition and fees.


Non-Degree Seeking Admission

Individuals may apply for non-degree seeking status if desiring to transfer earned graduate hours to another institution or to pursue a certificate program offered by Lubbock Christian University. Those wishing to transfer LCU graduate hours to another institution must provide documentation of enrollment in a university graduate program and the approval of that university to enroll at LCU. Students admitted with non-degree seeking status are prohibited from earning more than 15 semester hours at that status, are not eligible for financial assistance, and must reapply for admission each enrollment period.


Transfer Admission

Applicants wishing to transfer graduate hours to Lubbock Christian University must meet unconditional admission requirements or submit a letter of appeal for conditional admission. Lubbock Christian University will not accept grades below a "B" from another regionally accredited institution. Check individual program requirements for the maximum number of hours that will transfer from other graduate programs. Students may apply up to 12 transfer hours to all 35-36 master degrees and up to 39 hours to the 84 hour degree.