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Austin Graduate School of Theology
Lipscomb University Austin Center

At Austin Graduate School of Theology/Lipscomb University Austin Center, you will join others who possess a passion for deep biblical literacy and study of the Christian faith, seeking to fulfill a higher purpose through their lives.

Here, you will find a seminary providing exceptional educational quality, guided by highly credentialed faculty who not only serve as leadership within their churches, but are also committed to your full development, academic success, and spiritual transformation.

Whether you pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree, Austin Graduate School of Theology/Lipscomb University Austin Center will uniquely prepare you for a life of service to God, in the church, your community, and the world.

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Day of Giving for Lipscomb - Austin Center

Lipscomb University -- Austin Center

As of January 1, 2021, the previously announced Austin Grad merger with Lipscomb University was completed.  We are now known as Lipscomb University — Austin Center!  Dr. John York is the Executive Director of Lipscomb Austin Center and we look forward to what God has planned for the future of our school.

Exciting Development at Austin Grad!

Because you are a friend and partner in the mission of Austin Grad, I wanted to inform you about an exciting development at our school. Austin Grad is entering into a management agreement with Lipscomb University of Nashville, Tennessee in connection with a merger with Lipscomb that is anticipated to consummate in January 2021, subject to various closing conditions.                Read More

Requirements and Recommendations for Campus during the Pandemic


  • Do not come to campus if you believe you have been exposed to the Coronavirus or you are experiencing the common symptoms including fever, a new cough within the last two weeks, shortness of breath, loss of smell, or flulike symptoms. For an extensive list of symptoms see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
  • Face masks must be worn. Faculty members are exempted when lecturing.
  • Practice social distancing by remaining six feet apart from others.


  • Please make every effort to keep yourself and others safe.
  • Check personal body temperature upon entering the building. Handheld thermometers are provided on tables at the main entrance on the first floor and near the elevator on the second floor. Hand sanitizer and wipes are also provided on those tables. IF ONE’S BODY TEMPERATURE REGISTERS 100.4 or HIGHER, PLEASE LEAVE THE BUILDING AND RETURN TO YOUR RESIDENCE. DO NOT RETURN TO CAMPUS UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN FREE OF FEVER FOR 48 HOURS WITHOUT MEDICATION.
  • Regularly wash or disinfect hands when in the building.
  • Disinfect any surface area in the classrooms, library, and Commons prior to and after use. Disinfectant spray and wipes will be provided.
COVID-19 Update for 2020 Fall Semester
  • Whether classes at Austin Grad are conducted on campus or remotely via Zoom this fall is at the discretion of the professor.
  • All classes can be hybrid with some students on campus and others joining remotely. For those classes meeting on campus, students may be exempted and participate virtually via Zoom, if they:
    1. Have an underlying medical condition that puts them at particular risk.
    2. Are sixty years of age or older.
    3. Are uncomfortable meeting on campus.
  • Until further notice, everyone should wear a mask when on campus.
  • Professors will be allowed to remove their masks while lecturing in the classroom.
  • The social distancing standard of six feet of space between persons will be followed in all public spaces including the classrooms.
  • In lieu of meeting on campus for chapel, a weekly video devotion will be posted at www.austingrad.edu by 10:30 each Monday morning.
The Alliance

Synchronizing an Associate degree from Austin Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Austin Grad.  Click here for more information.

Campus Closure Update

Austin Grad is temporarily closed in compliance with Governor Abbott’s executive order for all public and private schools to be “shuttered” in response to COVID-19. We hope to safely reopen the campus no later than  August 15. On-campus, as well as, on-line classes should resume on August 24.

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Bachelor’s Degree Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies at Austin Grad prepares you for a life of service in the church, to be a spiritually-minded professional in secular careers, or for further seminary or academic pursuits.

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Master’s Degree Program

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry at Austin Grad equips you with the essential tools for ministry in the congregational setting, spiritual leadership, and general ministry—ready for engaging and navigating today’s contemporary culture.

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Specialization Certificates

If you are in a position of leadership or teaching within a church congregation, or if you desire to develop your personal skills and knowledge to better prepare for future leadership or teaching roles, the Austin Grad’s Specialization programs offer an affordable opportunity to rapidly strengthen your abilities.

With certificates available in areas ranging from “Christian Ministry Skills” to “Advanced Promotion of New Testament Literacy,” you will find a specialization that will increase your biblical knowledge and enhance your ability to leading others in their Christian faith.

Specializations are available in both undergraduate and graduate levels, and can be earned as either a stand-alone program of study or as part of a degree program.

Learn more about how you can benefit from Austin Grad’s Specialization Certificates.

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Student Stories

Our goal is to help you fulfill your own mission. See how lives have been transformed and join those whose lives have been greatly enriched in ways they could have never anticipated. You too will be changed and benefit from the quality and rigor of our Bible-based curriculum, from actively participating in our community, and from developing high-quality and lasting relationships as you richly engage in the comprehensive educational experiences provided by Austin Graduate School of Theology.

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Attending seminary may be the best decision you could make towards living a fulfilled and meaningful life. The awesomeness of God becomes even more apparent as you gain greater insight into Scriptures and ultimately, yourself. Students remark that their only regret is not having done it sooner.  We are confident you will feel the same. Will you join us?

Call, email, stop by, or click on the Admissions & Tuition tab to discover the next steps for enrollment. We look forward to serving and walking with you as you become all God intended you to be.


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