Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition


Welcome to Los Angeles Pacific University

Your choice to pursue the next level of higher education is an important and meaningful step in your journey of lifelong learning. As a graduate student, your experience will shape your life personally and professionally in addition to being challenged academically. I would encourage you to embrace the exciting opportunity to define your purpose and calling in Christ for the future.

This Los Angeles Pacific University graduate catalog is the map for your journey. The course descriptions, policies, and program information provide a comprehensive guide for your learning experience. Los Angeles Pacific University is passionate about serving students around the world who desire a higher education. Committed to affordability, accessibility, and excellence, Los Angeles Pacific University is equipped to deliver a quality educational experience to every student. For our graduate students, we are dedicated to offering market responsive, innovative, and student-centric programs to help you achieve your professional and personal aspirations.

From the moment you start your first class until the day you graduate, you will know that we are a university that is serious about our purpose and vision, and core values: Exemplary, Caring, and Learning. We seek to be a community that is exemplary by honoring God in our actions, attitudes, and aspirations. We believe that each student will be exposed to a Christian worldview. This worldview instills value and deep meaning as you set goals and interact with your community both inside and outside the classroom.

We are a caring community that seeks to serve with grace the needs of our colleagues and students. Los Angeles Pacific University values and encourages service to others as a core dimension of your learning experience.

We are a learning community, seeking to continually nurture new thinking that generates and contributes to ongoing learning for all. We are dedicated to academic quality manifested through our regional accreditation, distinguished instructors, and high academic standards.

Welcome to this exciting chapter in your life’s journey! We look forward to partnering with you on your road to success. I pray you take every advantage of this transformational opportunity to be equipped as a difference maker for Christ and your community.


John C. Reynolds, Ph.D.