Introducing Lipscomb University Austin Center

Austin Graduate School of Theology is now

Lipscomb University Austin Center

To further its reach and expand its degree offerings, Austin Graduate School of Theology has become a part of Lipscomb University, a private, Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1891 located in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Church of Christ-affiliated university with an enrollment of nearly 4,900 students, Lipscomb carries out its mission by developing students whose academic excellence, faith and practice prepare them for lives of meaning and purpose. Through this partnership creating the Lipscomb University Austin Center, Lipscomb will continue the good work of Austin Grad, building on its mission and sustaining its legacy to educate students in a Christ-centered environment, preparing them to shape their communities while influencing others to live more fully.

For 130 years, Lipscomb University has focused on providing students with a wide breadth of practical teachings and skills alongside biblical studies and spiritual growth opportunities. The founders, David Lipscomb and James A. Harding, two leaders of the Restoration Movement, believed in a broad general education. But more than any skill, they believed that at the center of a well-rounded education was a deep faith and grounding in the Bible. At 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.

Whether you pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree, Lipscomb University Austin Center will uniquely prepare you for a life of service to God, 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 and Dean of Lipscomb – Austin Center and we look forward to what God has planned for the future of our school.

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
  • 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 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.

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs

While our academics and research are on par with some of the most prestigious schools in the country, we know deep knowledge is only transformative when combined with deep ethics and integrity. We believe we are all called to purposeful lives that make a tangible and significant difference in the world, and that starts with a rigorous education and faith-focused perspective that is set on the future. We will prepare you to confidently pursue the work and calling of your heart, giving you the practical tools and skills necessary to lead others and bring about change with innovation and compassion.

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Master’s Degree Programs

We will prepare you to put your knowledge to use from day one, equipped with all the practical and theoretical knowledge needed for you to become a leader in your chosen field. And because our academic curriculum incorporates faith and service, among a community of mentors and peers who care about your success as much as they do their own, you will develop the skills to be a servant leader — one who leads with the heart.

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