Graduate School Programs - Capital

The Graduate School provides professionals a unique learning environment that integrates faith and vocation. Professional learning and personal growth are hallmarks of a graduate degree from Lancaster Bible College. Its faculty bring a wealth of academic credentials and real-world experience to each class. Coursework infuses the learner’s perspective into the learning opportunities to maximize understanding and to provide practical application.

Graduate credentials are recognized by the appropriate state and national accreditors. Our graduates become transforming agents in their spheres of influence as they proclaim Christ through their professional endeavors.

Academic Programs for Graduate School

Master Degrees

Master of Arts in Counseling

Offered in Washington DC and Lancaster, PA
Provides individuals who possess a knowledge base in the Bible the opportunity to pursue an integrated program of study in the professional field of counseling. It further provides theological distinctiveness, contemporary scholarship, and professional counseling skills to serve within the local church, para-church organizations, and counseling centers to name a few. Students will receive comprehensive training in the treatment of mental health conditions through individual, family, and marriage therapy modalities. This degree leads to state licensure.

English as a Second Language

The Master of Education: English as a Second Language seeks to train students from a philosophical basis which reflects a biblical worldview to serve as teachers of English as a Second Language in public and private schools. In order to earn the MEd, each student must complete the professional courses and field placement for a total of 39 credits in the program. Additionally, students must show competencies in Bible and Theology by completing four 1-credit Biblical and Theological Foundation courses or through a transcript evaluation. In order to be eligible for a PA ESL Program Specialist Certification, the student must hold a current PA Instructional I or II certification in any area.

The MEd: English as a Second Language is a blended program with courses containing online and face-to-face components. Students can complete the program in 2 ½ years taking classes during the fall, spring, and summer. Summer classes meet in a one-week intensive format. Students will need to complete 60 hours of field placement in ESL. The field placement coordinator will aid students in locating appropriate field placements. Learn more

Professional School Counseling (MEd)

Provides individuals who possess a knowledge base in the Bible the opportunity to pursue an integrated program of study, specifically in the professional fields of elementary or secondary school counseling. Scripture is utilized as the foundation on which skills and knowledge are developed. Learn more

Special Education-PreK-8 (MEd)

The Master of Education: Special Education seeks to train students from a philosophical basis which reflects a biblical worldview to serve as teachers in Special Education in public and private schools. In order to earn the MEd, each student must complete the professional courses and field placements for a total of 39 credits in the program. Additionally, students must show competencies in Bible and Theology by completing four 1-credit Biblical and Theological Foundation courses or through a transcript evaluation. In order to be eligible for a PA Instructional I certification in Special Education (PreK-8), the student must hold a current PA Instructional I or II certification in Grades PK-4, Grades 4-8, Reading Specialist PK-12, or any PK-12 area.

The MEd: Special Education (PreK-8) is a blended program with courses containing online and face-to-face components. Students can complete the program in 2 ½ years taking classes during the fall, spring, and summer. Summer classes meet in a one-week intensive format. Students will need to complete 6 credits of field placement in inclusive settings with at least one placement in a public school: Apprenticeship I (120 hours) and Apprenticeship II (6 weeks). The field placement coordinator will aid students in locating appropriate field placements. Learn more

International students and faculty of Capital Seminary
Can international students apply for a graduate degree?

Select seminary and graduate programs are available to international students. Please contact international@lbc.edu for more information.