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At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, our commitment to providing quality education and a personal experience extends to our admissions process. Our admissions team exist specifically to address your needs and is available at any time to assist you.

Doctoral applicants must hold an earned and accredited master’s degree in an appropriately related field. Applicants will be evaluated on previous academic record, examination performance, personal characteristics and aptitude. Below are the clearly defined admission process and requirements. Admission will be limited to 12 to 18 applicants per cohort group.

We are confident that your doctoral study at LBC | Capital will be a transformative experience for you.
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Contact Admissions at:
866.845.6227  |
Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET  &  Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET


Complete & submit your application!

The application process begins with selecting the “create an account” link under first-time users. Once you
have registered for your personalize account, check your email to get your temporary PIN and click “Login.” Now you are ready to start the application.

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If they have already created an account, simply log in to complete your application.


Submit Additional Documents.

Request official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. Transcripts should be sent to Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School directly from the degree-granting institution(s) via email to or mailed (in a sealed envelope) to: Capital Seminary & Graduate School, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Request professional reference(s). Applicants must provide contact information for professional reference.

3 references for PhD in Biblical Studies and Leadership
2 references for DMin
1 reference for EdD

Written submission.

  • Applicants to PhD or DMin
    Submit research paper. All applicants must submit a 15-page, research paper written at the master’s level (a previously written paper is acceptable).
  • Applicants to EdD
    1. Submit a current resume or CV.
    2. Submit statement of purpose.
    All applicants must submit a 750- to 1000-word statement of purpose that outlines your leadership experience, current role in education, and purpose for pursuing an EdD in Educational Leadership.


Complete Standardized Testing

All international applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency.
This can be done by taking the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo exam. Make sure to add LBC | Capital’s school code: 2388. The following scores are acceptable for seminary or graduate admission to Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School.

Minimum Qualifying Scores:
Duolingo 120

Applicants must submit official copies of their scores.
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Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements

  • PhD applicants must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
  • DMin applicants must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in previous MDiv Degree or a 3.2 GPA in an accredited ministry-related or Bible/Theology master’s degree.
  • EdD applicants must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Additional requirements for applicants

  • DMin Applicants who do not hold an MDiv degree must complete additional admission requirements such as an appeal letter and ministry experience. Details will be provided upon application.
  • Additional application pieces might be requested by the Program Director, if necessary.



Personal Interview

Upon completion of your admission portfolio, you will be considered for an admission interview to be scheduled by our staff or program director. The interview may be in person or by video conference.

Contact us if you have questions.