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The Leonard N. Smith School of Religion
Where minds are greatly developed

2023 Start

The application for the Fall 2023 term is NOW open. Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis.

Applicants must have successfully graduated from an accredited university.

About LNS School of Religion

The Leonard N. Smith School of Religion - Where Great Minds Are Developed

The Leonard N. Smith School of Religion at Virginia University of Lynchburg seeks to recognize the possibilities in every human being and maximize the gifts of the individual within the context of a thoroughly Christian and nurturing environment.

Since our inception in 1886 the impact of the principles of self help and spiritual development have been far reaching as our graduates have assumed major positions of influence in the church and academy throughout the world.

Recognizing the growing demands of our communities for well educated clergy and laity - our school is absolutely focused on developing students into scholars and relevant servant leaders.

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Certified by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

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Accredited by The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)


Entry point for all programs is August of each year. The deadline for the Admissions process for the 2023 Fall semester must be completed by August 14, 2023.