Programs

Associate Degrees

Associate degrees from Lincoln Christian University come with an emphasis on Biblical worldview and Christ-centered education. Whether you desire to pursue further education at another institution, or you are looking for additional expertise in Biblical studies, an associate degree from Lincoln Christian University is your next step. Choose from these traditional and online offerings:

Associate of Applied Science
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science

Bachelor's Degrees

Consider these benefits of a bachelor's degree taught from Lincoln Christian University:

  • Careful thinking
  • the ability to analyze complex situations through a Biblical worldview
  • Christ-like compassion
  • professionalism and training respected in the marketplace
  • preparation to serve and lead in the church and the world

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Minors

Undergraduate Studies

Honors

Undergraduate Studies

Master's Degrees

Build on the educational foundation that you've already achieved by obtaining a master's degree from Lincoln Christian University. Our degree programs are facilitated by respected scholars and practitioners who will guide you to graduation. Leadership in the church and service to the world are our relentless passions. No matter which master's degree program you chose below, you will be immersed in a community of scholars who (just like you) are pursuing Christ, Kingdom, professionalism, and leadership.

Master of Arts (Adult & Graduate Studies)
Master of Arts (Seminary)
Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
Master of Arts in Ministry (Indianapolis)
Master of Arts in Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Religious Education (MRE)

Doctor of Ministry

Well-seasoned and ready to weather any storm, a graduate of the Doctor of Ministry program from Lincoln Christian Seminary has given years of his or her life in service to the church. LCU's doctoral program develops skills, sharpens insights, and deepens wisdom in the experienced leader. We welcome lifelong learners and tireless leaders to our community of scholars. Click here for more information.

Specializations:

Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Adult & Graduate Studies online courses are designed for busy adults and are offered one course at a time, in an accelerated format that lasts 6-7 weeks. Most students can expect to spend 15-20 hours per week reading, studying, looking at Web sites, viewing videos, listening to podcasts, and interacting online with instructors and other students. Courses do not require everyone to be online at the same time, so you can arrange your weekly schedule in ways that best suit your busy life. To learn about the options available at LCU for students seeking credit for prior learning, click here.


Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Associate of Arts
Associate of Applied Science
Certificate

Introductory Course

All online students begin with an introductory course that helps them become familiar with our online learning expectations and gives them the tools to succeed as online learners. Instructors are trained in the latest "best practices" for online instruction, and they care about students as individuals. Online classes are small (8-12 students), allowing students to develop a sense of community. Click here for our computer technology requirements.

Combine Onsite & Online

If you would rather combine online learning with a face-to-face classroom experience, our Monday evening undergraduate courses combine the best of both worlds, offering some sessions online and some onsite.


To learn more about the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies online programs, contact the admission office. If you are ready to begin your online journey at LCU, click here to apply now.

Seminary

LCU Seminary degree programs are diverse and comprehensive. Whether you desire to serve in a local church ministry, a para-church organization, the clinical mental health field, the teaching profession, or volunteer leadership, Lincoln Christian Seminary provides an education that will train you to do so from a distinctively Christian perspective.

Online & Hybrid Learning

Online learning is one of the fastest growing areas in higher education, with over six million online students! Very few online & hybrid programs, however, are taught from a Christian perspective. Our commitment to Christian values and Biblical truth is an important part of the online & hybrid degrees we offer. Whether you're interested in online or hybrid learning our programs are built to meet you where you are.


Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Adult & Graduate Studies online courses are designed for busy adults and are offered one course at a time, in an accelerated format that lasts 6-7 weeks. Most students can expect to spend 15-20 hours per week reading, studying, looking at Web sites, viewing videos, listening to podcasts, and interacting online with instructors and other students. Courses do not require everyone to be online at the same time, so you can arrange your weekly schedule in ways that best suit your busy life.


Online Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Associate of Arts
Associate of Applied Science
Certificate

Introductory Course

All online students begin with an introductory course that helps them become familiar with our online learning expectations and gives them the tools to succeed as online learners. Instructors are trained in the latest "best practices" for online instruction, and they care about students as individuals. Online classes are small (8-12 students), allowing students to develop a sense of community. Click here for our computer technology requirements.

Combine Onsite & Online

If you would rather combine online learning with a face-to-face classroom experience, our Monday evening undergraduate courses combine the best of both worlds, offering some sessions online and some onsite.


To learn more about the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies online programs, contact the admission office. If you are ready to begin your online journey at LCU, click here to apply now.

Seminary

Lincoln Christian Seminary gives you the best of both worlds with hybrid degree options. Hybrid degrees give you the opportunity to take up to 15 hours online (or up to 2/3 of the MDiv); merging the maximum flexibility of online learning with the impact & community of on-campus instruction! Combine online semester-long courses with on-campus week-long intensive and/or semester-long classes - all taught by distinguished LCU faculty!


Hybrid Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
Master of Divinity
Up to two-thirds of the MDiv degree can now be taken online!
Master of Religious Education (MRE)

Why Hybrid?

The U.S. Department of Education reports that hybrid learning can improve learning outcomes. By allowing students to be self-motivated online, while also connecting in person with instructors and classmates, we offer a wholly integrated learning style that is adaptable to your unique schedule.


To learn more about the Seminary's hybrid programs, please contact the admission office. If you are ready to become a part of Lincoln Christian Seminary, please apply now.

Dual Enrollment

Lincoln Christian University’s Early Achievement Program (LEAP) is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to get a practical and affordable jump on their college education. Through the LEAP dual enrollment program, students have the opportunity to enroll and receive credit for college courses while still in high school at a discounted rate. Begin your college journey now by enrolling in LCU classes either on campus or online!

To qualify
  • must be enrolled in high-school as a junior or senior
  • minimum 3.0 GPA

LEAP Students can take up to 12 credit hours at a special discounted rate of $125 per credit hour (some fees may apply).

Additional Guidelines
  • Students must choose from a designated list of 100- or 200- level courses
  • Pre-requisites may be required for some classes
  • Students are limited to 6 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of class(es)
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain in the program
  • College credits are earned upon completion of the course
How to Apply to LEAP
  • submit a completed application to LCU’s School of Undergraduate Studies (online or by mail)
  • submit an official high school transcript and high school reference form

LEAP students are not required to submit an essay, ACT / SAT scores, or a spiritual life reference.

Questions?

Contact Audrey Sackman at ajsackman@LincolnChristian.edu or at 217.732.3168 x2237.