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Lipscomb University Continues the Work of Austin Graduate School of Theology

Earn the degree you need to pursue the career you want. At the Lipscomb University Austin Center, you’ll experience academic life in a Christ-centered community with the convenience of a location in the heart of Texas.

Prepare to lead in government, science, the arts, technology, classroom education, medicine, public service and more. The possibilities of where a Lipscomb education can take you are limited only by the depth of your dreams and imagination.

When you graduate, you’ll have a degree recognized for quality in the marketplace. And you’ll take relationships with mentoring faculty members and become part of a worldwide alumni network of leaders and innovators who will support you throughout your career.

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Undergraduate Programs

In partnership with Lipscomb Online, the Austin Center offers a growing portfolio of undergraduate degree programs designed to fit your busy life with 100% online classes. Earn your degree in one of our in-demand areas of study, and prepare to take the next step in your career.

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Graduate Programs

The Austin Center offers several innovative graduate programs specifically created for career changers and working professionals as well as individuals serving in faith-based initiatives. Learn from expert faculty and understand how to serve more effectively in your calling. Join our learning community and grow with us.

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A New Partnership

To further its reach and expand its degree offerings, Austin Graduate School of Theology has joined Lipscomb University. A private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Nashville, Tennessee, Lipscomb University develops students whose academic excellence, faith and practice prepare them for lives of meaning and purpose. Through this partnership in Austin, Lipscomb aims to serve communities of central Texas with the same quality education students have received in Nashville since 1891.

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Hear from Our Students

Don’t take our word for it. Let our students tell you about their experience at Austin Graduate School of Theology. Though the school is changing names and introducing new degree programs, the quality of the academic experience, opportunities to serve the community and relationships students develop with peers and faculty form the foundation of a Lipscomb education.


  • Dave Arthur

    David Arthur

    Campus Administrator and Financial Aid

    Dave Arthur is senior vice president and director of financial aid at the Austin Graduate School of Theology. Starting with Austin Grad in 1999, Dave brought a background in business, including...

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  • Stephanie Byers

    Stephanie Byers

    Assistant Librarian

    Stephanie Byers is the bookstore manager and assistant librarian at Austin Graduate School of Theology. She enjoys providing students with reading/study materials that encourage a deeper understanding of the Christian faith....

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  • Carolyn Greene

    Carolyn Greene


    Carolyn Greene is the receptionist/administrative assistant for Austin Graduate School of Theology. She enjoys meeting and getting to know the wonderful diverse students, staff, and faculty. Previously, Carolyn worked at Austin Community...

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  • M. Todd Hall

    Todd Hall

    Associate Professor of Theological Research

    Todd Hall is the director of the David Worley Library and an Assistant Professor at Austin Graduate School of Theology. Todd entered full-time ministry in the Spring of 1995 at the...

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  • Renee Kennell

    Renee Kennell

    AGST Fund and Event Director

    Renee Kennell is the administrative assistant for development and public relations, faculty assistant, webmaster, and assistant to the president for Austin Graduate School of Theology. When she came to Austin Grad...

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  • Stephen Lawson

    Stephen Lawson

    Assistant Professor

    Stephen Lawson grew up in a home suffused with the language and images of faith. He always had questions about the Christian faith—not the questions of a skeptic, but the...

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  • Allan J. McNicol

    Allan McNicol

    Professor Emeritus

    Published Books (links to Amazon or publisher for more information) Jesus' Directions for the Future: A Source and Redaction-History Study of the Use of Eschatological Traditions in Paul and the Synoptic Accounts...

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  • Lindi Parshall

    Lindi Parshall

    Registrar/Director of Admissions

    I am a Native Austinite, born in the same hospital as my father! I grew up in Dripping Springs, TX and graduated high school there. I moved in to South...

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  • Jeff Peterson

    Jeff Peterson


    Reared in the Church of Christ in Galena Park, Texas, Jeff Peterson was invested in the life of God's people from an early age. His desire to preach and be...

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  • Mark Shipp

    Mark Shipp


    Mark Shipp is the Pat E. Harrell Professor of Old Testament at Austin Graduate School of Theology. Mark has a BA and MS from Pepperdine University and an MDiv and...

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  • Keith Stanglin

    Keith Stanglin


    Keith Stanglin teaches Scripture and historical theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology. He received his education at Oklahoma Christian University (B.A.), Harding School of Theology (M.Div.), and Calvin Theological...

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  • Elizabeth Stanley

    Elizabeth Stanley

    Marketing and Recruiting Director

    Elizabeth H. Stanley, director of enrollment services, brings over 23 years of experience in student success and higher education services. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Spanish...

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  • Michael Weed

    Michael Weed

    Professor Emeritus

    B.A., M.A., Abilene Christian University; B.D., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University. Christian Theology, Ethics, and Church History. Select Writings Winks, Blinks, and Praising the Lord "Not a Salvation Issue"? Maximizing Traditions of...

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  • John York

    John York

    Executive Director and Dean

    In addition to his responsibilities with the D.Min. program, John teaches graduate New Testament text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.),...

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Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs provide theological training in a relational context, emphasizing advanced knowledge of Scripture, theology and the history of Christian thought. Your education experience at Austin will be filled with purposeful, personal growth.

Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide professional training in a relational context, emphasizing advanced knowledge and applicable skills. Your education experience at Lipscomb Austin will be filled with purposeful, personal growth.