Life Pacific University's Biblical Studies Program, chaired by Professor Mark Duzik, has secured an articulation agreement with Azusa Pacific Seminary (APS). The agreement allows LPU graduates, possessing a B.A. degree from Life Pacific University, to apply approved courses (see below) to fulfill requirements for Azusa Pacific Seminary's masters degree programs. This articulation agreement affirms the quality of LPU's education, programming, and faculty. LPU students can be sure that they are receiving a top-tier education and have incredible opportunities awaiting them upon graduation.

For undergraduate courses to be considered for graduate credit, they must be completed with a grade of "B" or better with a demonstrated competence in the subject matter by means of a term paper or research project completed for the course and approved by the undergraduate Life Pacific University faculty, and submitted to the APS faculty. Prior to enrollment in courses, the Request for FAST-TRACK Advanced Standing Credit form should be completed. Students must provide documentation within the first 12 months of their admission in APS.

The following chart identifies and correlates courses that may be used for possible Advanced Standing credit:

Approved Course Substitutions

LPU Undergraduate Courses APS Substitution Required Grade/Paper
BIBL 360 Using Greek Exegesis (3) and BIBL 431 A Exegesis of I Peter (Greek) (3) GBBL 500 Elements of Greek Exegesis (4) or GBBL 510/520 New Testament Greek I/II (6) Grade
BIBL 362 Hebrew in Exegesis (3) and BIBL 462 Hebrew Exegesis of Amos (3) M.Div. language requirement (4) or GBBL 530/540 Hebrew I/II (6) Grade
BIBL 345 Genesis (3) [with BIBL 230 Biblical Exegesis Practicum (Inductive Bible Study) (3)] GBBL 511 Biblical Interpretation (4) Paper
Any two of the four following courses:
BIBL 301 Romans (3)
BIBL 403 Prison Epistles (3)
BIBL 405 Corinthian Epistles (3)
BIBL 420 Early Pauline Epistles (3)
GBBL 532 Paul the Pastor & Theologian (4) Paper
BIBL 301 Romans (3) GBBL 552 Epistle to the Romans (3) Paper
BIBL 445 Isaiah (3) GBBL 591 Isaiah (3) Paper
THEO 401 Old Testament Theology (3) GBBL 641 Theological Themes of the Old Testament (3) Paper
HIST 408 History of Christianity 1500 to Present (3) GTHE 513 Church History II (3) Paper
THEO 320 Theology II (3) and THEO 420 Theology III GTHE 584 Christian Theology (4) Paper
YMIN 316 Foundations of Youth Ministry (3) GMIN 501 Foundations of Youth Ministry (3) Paper
MIN 309 Church Dynamics (3) and LDST 404 Mentoring and Team Building GMIN 505 Ministry Life & Leadership (4) Paper
MIN 442 Ministry and Culture (3) GMIN 528 Contemporary Issues in Ministry (3) Paper

The cost for the approved Advanced Standing courses is $50 per unit. Once the student has provided proper documentation that is approved by APS, the student will be credited for the course(s).

Units will be posted according to the number of units received in the undergraduate course (3), up to the maximum units allowed for the APS graduate course (4). Students can request a maximum of 18 units for the 74-unit M.Div. degree program; 15 units for the 60-unit MA(TS); 12 units for the 48-unit MAPS degree, and 10 units for the 40-unit MATUL degree.

A maximum of two APS courses may be substituted in each academic discipline: Biblical Studies, Theology and Ethics, or Ministry. Language courses are counted separately from the two Biblical Studies courses maximum. Depending on the APS graduate program they enter into, an LPU graduate who maximizes the transferable units from approved courses would save between $4,700 to $8,500 on cost of APS tuition.

Prospective Students - Learn more about beginning your education at LPU with our Biblical Studies or Transformational Ministry programs!

Current Students - Learn more about opportunities with Azusa Pacific Seminary for when you graduate!