Applying for a Master’s Degree or Certificate Copy

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We are honored you are considering enrolling in a master’s degree program or graduate certificate at Capital Seminary & Graduate School! We are confident that your seminary or graduate study at Capital will be a transformative experience for you.

Below are the steps needed to complete your application and admissions portfolio. As you prepare your application package for submission, we’ve provided a checklist of items to assist you in tracking your application progress. These items may be submitted as individual pieces. You will be contacted via email each time we receive one of your documents so you can know where you are in the process. After you’ve sent all the requested materials, your application will be reviewed for admission.

Submit your items by emailing
Capital Admissions, Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17603


Complete your application!

After we receive your application form, we will respond by email to confirm receipt of the application and to remind you of the other application pieces that are required.

Submit $40 application fee.

If you’d like to pay by credit card, contact the Solution Center at 717.560.8254. Checks can be made payable to Lancaster Bible College. Please mail payment to: Capital Seminary & Graduate School, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.


Write an autobiographical essay statement.

Submit an autobiographical essay of approximately 1,000 words describing your salvation experience and ministry goals using these instructions. Please utilize this autobiographical essay to demonstrate your writing ability. This autobiographical essay should include the following:

  • Explain Christ’s saving work in your life. Please share the details of your conversion experience and use Scripture to explain your experience.
  • Explain how God has used people and circumstances in your life to grow your faith.
  • Describe your current spiritual disciplines including evangelism, Bible study, prayer and ministry service.
  • Share your current employment situation, your future vocational goals and why you have chosen to apply to Capital Seminary & Graduate School.
  • In the past five years, other than the Bible, what author or book has most influenced your faith? Using your choice of APA or MLA style to cite your source, please support your response with a quote from the book.

Submit Your Autobiographical Here


Submit references, transcripts and any additional forms.

Request references.
Ask two people (three if you are applying to the Consulting Resource Teacher Program) who are qualified to evaluate your ministry/work experience and ministry/work potential to complete a reference form on your behalf.
Complete The Reference Form

Request official transcripts.
Please request transcripts from the institutions through which degrees have been awarded. These need to be sent to 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.

All international applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency.
This  can be done by taking the TOEFL exam at Make sure to add our school code: 2388. International applicants are required to score a minimum of 79 on the exam.

Submit teacher certification credentials.
Only for Master in Education candidates – required for those pursuing an English as Second Language program (optional for those pursuing a School Counseling Program & Special Education Program). This can be emailed to

Additional requirements possible
Some programs may require additional application pieces, which will be communicated to the applicant during the admissions process.


Personal interview

Upon completion of your admission portfolio, you will be considered for an admission interview to be scheduled by our staff or faculty.

Contact us if you have questions.