Kentucky Christian University

  • Number of Online Degrees Offered: 1
  • Hybrid Option: Yes
  • Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Individual Courses
  • Degree Fields Offered: History, Humanities, Biology, Business Administration, Music, Nursing, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, and Religion

Kentucky Christian University (KCU) was established in 1919 by educator, church leader, and journalist J.W. Lusby and minister J.O. Snodgrass as the Christian Normal Institute and initially emphasized the preparation of public school teachers. In the early 1920s, the school began to focus instead on the education of students for Christian ministries. The school changed its name to Kentucky Christian University in 1944.

In 2004, the school became Kentucky Christian University, signifying its university status as well as new initiatives, including a new seal and website, designed to further promote its mission of educating students for Christian leadership and service. At KCU, the Bible is considered to be the revealed Word of God, and provides the foundation for each and every program in the school’s curriculum.

KCU is a non-profit educational institution and fully accredited to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Online Lsearning at Kentucky Christian University

KCU offers a limited number of online courses to its undergraduate students, but does not offer any online undergraduate degree programs. Students may also take online courses without admission to a degree program. Online courses at KCU are meant to augment the school’s traditionally delivered courses. Students cannot graduate if they’ve earned 25% or more of their undergraduate credit hours in the online format.

KCU’s graduate school also offers courses that can be completed entirely online. Each online course lasts approximately 14 weeks and includes weekly reading and writing assignments, chat room discussions, and research paper and exam requirements. KCU Master of Arts in Religion degree program can be completed entirely online.

Enrolling at Kentucky Christian University

Prospective undergraduate and graduate students can request information, schedule a campus visit, and/or apply online by visiting the KCU website. There is no application fee. Students are urged to apply beginning September 1 since scholarships are awarded on December 1.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

  • High school transcript
  • ACT/SAT Score (minimum of 18 ACT or 1290 SAT composite in three parts)
  • Two to three references
  • For transfer students, transcripts from any colleges previously attended

Prospective Graduate Students

  • Undergraduate degree/Academic transcripts
  • Academic, Employer, and Minister references

Greek is a pre-requisite for KCU’s Master of Arts in New Testament program. The school strongly suggests that students considering its music degree programs have an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory, although this is not a requirement. More information about specific degree program requirements is available from KCU’s Office of Academic Affairs.