The curriculum covers the basic areas of theology, biblical studies, and Christian spirituality, and can also be customized around a particular area of interest. Using the resources of the School of Religion and the entire university, each student and his or her mentor will formulate and acquire faculty approval for a personalized area of emphasis that matches his or her interests and qualifications. Possible areas of emphases include:
- Biblical studies
- Christian theology
- Science and religion
- Wholeness/whole person care
- Social ethics
Some students may complete this program prior to beginning professional or graduate school. Students enrolled or enrolling in other LLU programs may be interested in pursuing it as a dual-degree option, sharing coursework between programs. Others may seek to complement already completed courses of study.
Program Length48 quarter units; undergraduate degree in religion not required. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 2 yrs. (5 yrs maximum allowed).
Graduates of this program will:
- Be able to responsibly interpret the Bible in an increasingly scientific, globalized, and pluralistic society.
- Be able to assess Christian reflection and praxis as it engages with culture(s).
- Demonstrate a broad, basic knowledge of the field of ethics.
- Demonstrate growth in spiritual maturity.
This degree does not generally lead directly to employment and is intended mainly for personal and professional enrichment. Graduates may be better-prepared for further graduate studies in religion, public health and policy, therapy, law, medicine or ministry.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Spring of 2020||Oct 1, 2018||—||Mar 1, 2020|
|Summer of 2020||Jan 1, 2019||—||Jun 1, 2020|
|Autumn of 2020||Apr 1, 2019||—||Sep 1, 2020|
|Winter of 2021||Jul 1, 2019||—||Dec 1, 2020|
|Summer of 2021||Jan 1, 2020||—||Jun 1, 2021|
- Graduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
- Undergraduate cumulative gpa - 3.0 minimum
- GRE; scores no more than 5 years old
- International: Internet-based TOEFL test score of 83 or higher (computer and paper-based tests vary)
Expected Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2020-2021
|Year of Program:||Year 1||Year 2|
|Books & Supplies||$600||$600|
|Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)||—||—|
Expected costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
Financial assistance at the graduate level is limited. Please refer to the Financial Aid section of the LLU website. Dual-degree students receive a 50% discount on tuition from the School of Religion, and possibly, further discount toward degree from partnering academic program(s). Dual-degree students in the School of Dentistry or School of Medicine are eligible to apply for the Graham Maxwell Scholarship.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2020-2021, off campus, with a roommate
|Year of Program:||Year 1||Year 2|
|Room & Board||$12,645||$12,645|
- Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
- International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
- In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.