Diplomas and Degrees

We offer the following CERTIFICATES, DIPLOMAS, & CHRISTIAN DEGREES:

AUDIT CERTIFICATE: The Life Christian Bible Institute Audit Program is for those individuals attending strictly for their own personal spiritual growth. Audit students must attend all classes and read all texts. Audit students will participate in the graduation exercise for LCBI degree students and will receive a certificate of completion for each 30-credit-hour program completed.  Audit students may convert their Audit student credit to regular credit by completing the additional work requirements (tests, quizzes, papers, and labs) and paying the additional tuition for the degree program. Upon completion of the additional requirements, a Life Christian Bible Institute degree/diploma and transcript commensurate to the student’s academic standing will be awarded.

DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY: A Diploma in Theology is awarded to a student who successfully completes the first-year program for college credit (30 credit-hours total).

ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE: An Associate’s Degree is awarded to a student who successfully completes the second-year program for college credit (60 credit-hours total).

ADVANCED DIPLOMA: An Advanced Diploma is awarded to a student who successfully completes the third-year program for college credit (90 credit-hours total).

BACHELOR’S DEGREE: A Bachelor’s Degree is awarded to a student who successfully completes the fourth-year program for college credit (120 credit-hours total).  All students within the Bachelor’s Degree program are required to complete Program #1 courses either by class instruction or by transfer from an approved institution. They are also required to complete 30 credit-hours of study within their chosen major. Formal teaching and preaching experience may qualify a student for Ministry Life Experience (MLE) credit. Up to 30 credit-hours of MLE credit may be awarded toward a Bachelor’s Degree. See Campus Director for details.

MASTER’S DEGREE: A Master’s Degree is awarded to a student who successfully completes a minimum of 36 credit-hours above the Bachelor’s Degree program for college credit. Formal teaching and preaching experience may qualify a student for Ministry Life Experience (MLE) credit. Up to 9 credit-hours of MLE credit may be awarded toward a Master’s Degree. See Campus Director for details.

DOCTORAL DEGREE: A first-level Doctoral Degree, such as a Doctor of Ministry, a Doctor of Education, or a Doctor of Missiology, is awarded to a student who successfully completes 45 credit-hours above the Master’s Degree program for college credit.  A Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) is awarded to a student who successfully completes an additional 45 credit-hours above a first-level Doctoral Degree.