Graduate Requirements

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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 Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or an equivalent score on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or WritePlacer Plus Exam, score of 9 or above on a scale of 1-12. Other university approved/nationally
    recognized aptitude tests must meet the equivalent score of an 800 on the GRE.

Other admission requirements

  • Behavioral Science-professional resume and personal interview
  • Nursing-official transcript from a nursing school and evidence of licensure as a registered nurse
  • Education-one academic and one personal reference

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet unconditional admission standards may be granted conditional admission. Applicants desiring conditional admission must submit a letter of appeal to the Graduate Studies Office in order to initiate the appeals process. If admitted conditionally, the student enters the university on academic probation. Students with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the first enrollment period will be suspended from the university.

Admission for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who are within 12 hours of earning a bachelor's degree and meet all other unconditional graduate admission requirements may be granted graduate 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 graduate hours to another institution must provide documentation of enrollment in a university graduate program and the approval of that university to enroll. 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.


Students who withdraw from Lubbock Christian University or stay out a full semester, but who later desire to return, must apply for readmission. Students must meet the requirements for admission described in the catalog current at the time of re-admission. Students who were suspended for academic deficiency may apply for readmission in the university after one enrollment period. The following offices must approve students applying for readmission-admissions, business office, dean of campus life, financial assistance, and registrar.

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2014