Degree Completion

Now is the time to take your ministry to the next level. This degree is personally designed to help you fulfill your calling and reach that next level of your educational and ministry goals. You’ll gain biblical and theological knowledge combined with strategic ministry and leadership skills to equip you to effectively lead people in today’s complex society.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 24 years old by the start of the program. Exceptions, for applicants that are 22 or 23, may be granted based upon ministry experience, GPA from transfer units, and pastor’s recommendation.
  • Applicants must have at least 60 of the required 75 transferable college units* with a 2.25 cumulative GPA (applicants with a 2.25-2.49 GPA will be accepted on academic probation) to begin the program.
  • At least 33 of the student’s transferable units must be General Education units and each of the following categories must be satisfied:
    • English – must include at least one Composition course (6 units)
    • Public Speaking (3 units)
    • Humanities (9 units)
    • Social Behavioral Science (9 units)
    • Math (3 units)
    • Science (3 units)
    • Bible/Theology (12 units)
    • Open Electives (30 units)

*Applicants with only 50–59 transferable units may appeal to the admissions committee to be accepted on a probationary basis with a plan to complete the necessary units. If you do not have the required number of transfer units, the Registrar of Adult and Graduate Studies will be happy to assist you in creating a plan to complete the units through LPC’s independent study courses, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or local community college coursework.

Spiritual Requirements

  • Applicants must give evidence of an established commitment to the ways of the Lord and approved Christian character.
  • A pastor’s reference form must be submitted on behalf of an applicant. These are used to assess the prospective student’s life/testimony. If the applicant is a pastor, the form may be completed by the applicant’s district supervisor.
  • Applicants must be willing to sign an ethical statement committing to abstain from certain types of behavior.
  • Applicants are expected to be able to clearly describe their conversion experience, current relationship with God, and understanding of basic Christian doctrine. The college is doctrinally Pentecostal, and while we desire that students have received (or be seeking) the baptism with the Holy Spirit, applicants from other traditions are welcome.
  • Applicants are expected to be deeply committed to a local church which provides opportunity for encouragement, ministry, and accountability. The ministry formation program and academic curriculum assume this involvement and will draw from it.

Resource Requirements

  • Applicants must possess the ability to finance their education. The total amount will vary depending on the number of units transferred into the program. Please contact the Degree Completion office for information on scholarships and financial aid.
  • Applicants to the online format must possess basic computer skills to: create a document in Microsoft Word, attach it to an email message, and send it use a web browser to browse the internet download and open various files such as PDF, Word, and PowerPoint send and receive email (Applicants who are unsure about possessing the necessary computer skills can gain these skills through a basic computer class.)
  • Applicants to the online format must possess at a minimum the following computer hardware and software:
    • Windows 98, Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, 10 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, and 56 kbps modem (DSL recommended)
    • or Macintosh with G4 processor, 256 MB RAM, 10 GB hard disk space, and 56 kbps modem (DSL recommended)
    • Microsoft Office (Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements can appeal to the Admissions Committee)

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Leadership, apply for admission as follows:

  1. Submit your application.  Download a PDF of the application or apply online.
  2. Submit you $35 application fee. (Pay Online)
  3. Ask your pastor (or supervisor if you are a senior pastor) to complete the Pastor’s Reference Form and send it to the Admissions office.
  4. Request official transcripts from all college and universities attended to be sent to the DCP Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  5. If you are a veteran, and intend to receive VA benefits please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (22–0557).
  6. If you have taken the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Defense Activity for Nontraditional Support (DANTES), ask to have official transcripts of your exam scores sent to the Admissions department directly from the testing agency.
  7. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Online filing is recommended.
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    • Follow the instructions to apply for your PIN
    • Be sure to enter Life Pacific College’s Title IV code – 016029.

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Please send all application materials and transcripts to:
Life Pacific College • DCP Admissions Office • 1100 W Covina Boulevard • San Dimas, California 91773

For additional information, please contact us at (800) 510-8169 or via e-mail at

Application Deadlines

The Admission Deadline for each cohort is a month prior to the start of the first class.

  • Spring 2015 Cohort: February 21, 2015
  • Spring 2015Cohort Start Date: March 23, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Cohort Deadline: October 3, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Cohort Start Date: November 2, 2015

Tuition & Fees

Cost & Aid for 2015-2016
Degree Completion Tuition (Per Unit) $450.00
Program Tuition $19,800
Books $50-100 per class
Intervarsity Bible Software $125
Estimated Total $21,425

Students who are currently serving in ministry with an approved ministerial license will qualify for a 25% tuition discount, the Ministry Leadership Grant. To download the Ministry and Leadership Grant Application click here.

Other Fees

Fees are subject to change and are non-refundable. Applicable fees are payable at registration.

  • Application Fee: $35
  • Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Fee: $75 per credit applied for
  • Graduation Fee: $175 ($75 for abstention)

Payment Due Dates

Tuition for each class is due one week prior to the start of the class. Payments received after the one week deadline may result in a $50 late fee.

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Amber Burnett
Amber Burnett has been with LPC for over 15 years, she serves as the Registrar for Adult & Graduate Studies. She will assist you with all your needs from application to graduation.
Email Amber Burnett.