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Lipscomb University Austin Center

Improving Lives Through the Power of Education

Lipscomb University Continues the Work of Austin Graduate School of Theology

At the Lipscomb University Austin Center, our Christ-centered mission uplifts our community as we come together to improve lives through the power of education. Integrating Christian faith with academic excellence, we provide the resources and support that our students need to achieve their personal and career goals.

When you graduate, you’ll not only have a degree recognized for quality in the marketplace but you’ll also continue to be supported by our mentoring faculty members. Plus, you’ll become part of a worldwide alumni network of leaders and innovators who will be available to guide you throughout your career.

Academic Programs

Conveniently located in the heart of Texas, the Lipscomb University Austin Center welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to join us in transforming futures in the city of Austin and beyond. Providing innovative undergraduate programs through Lipscomb Online and hybrid graduate programs in various disciplines, we empower our students to lead in government, science, the arts, technology, education, medicine, public service and more.

Learn More About How the Lipscomb University Austin Center Can Shape Your Future

All students in the first cohort of each academic program at Lipscomb University Austin Center will receive a 20% tuition benefit.*

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*Students who enroll at the Lipscomb University Austin Center will receive a 20% discount on tuition. Students must start classes in the Fall of 2021. The discount only applies for the duration of the program for the first inaugural class. The offer is subject to change and is a limited-time offer.

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Online 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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Hybrid Graduate Programs

The Austin Center provides world-class graduate programs created for career changers and working professionals as well as individuals serving in faith-based initiatives. With a hybrid learning format, the graduate programs enable students from all over central Texas to learn how to serve more effectively in their calling from our expert faculty.

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Extending Quality Education to Central Texas

Continuing the work of Austin Graduate School of Theology, the Lipscomb University Austin Center serves the communities of central Texas with quality education. We have expanded the degree offerings available in Austin to over 30 in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs, bringing new opportunities to the education landscape in the area.

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Embracing the Vibrancy of Austin

We are excited to expand our program offerings to one of the fastest-growing and most inclusive cities in the United States. Here at LUAC, you will not only experience cutting-edge education but also have every opportunity to pursue your personal and professional growth in a forward-thinking city. Named the Hottest Job Market in the United States, Austin, Texas, is a place where unlimited possibilities abound for dreamers, innovators and leaders to ignite meaningful change for a better tomorrow.

Austin named hottest job market in U.S.

People

  • Dave Arthur

    David Arthur

    Campus Administrator and Financial Aid

    Dave Arthur is campus director and director of financial aid at Lipscomb University – Austin Center. When Dave started working at Austin Grad in 1999, he brought a background in business,...

    Meet David Arthur
  • Stephanie Byers

    Stephanie Byers

    Assistant Librarian

    Stephanie Byers is the Assistant Librarian at Lipscomb University-Austin Center. She enjoys providing students with reading/study materials that encourage a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. She maintains the library to...

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  • Carolyn Greene

    Carolyn Greene

    Receptionist

    Carolyn Greene is the receptionist/administrative assistant for Lipscomb University – Austin Center. She enjoys meeting and getting to know the wonderfully 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

    Dr. Todd Hall is the librarian at the David Worley Library at Lipscomb University Austin Center. Todd entered full-time ministry in the Spring of 1995 at the Mainland Church of Christ...

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  • Renee Kennell

    Renee Kennell

    AGST Fund and Event Director

    Renee Kennell is the AGST Fund and Event Director for Lipscomb University Austin Center.  She looks forward to seeing what the future holds for Austin Center. When she started working for...

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  • Stephen Lawson

    Stephen Lawson

    Assistant Professor

    Stephen Lawson is Assistant Professor of Theology at Lipscomb University – Austin Center. He completed his PhD in historical theology from Saint Louis University in 2021. His dissertation examined the work...

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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...

    Meet Allan McNicol
  • 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...

    Meet Lindi Parshall
  • Jeff Peterson

    Jeff Peterson

    Professor

    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

    Professor

    Mark Shipp is an Old Testament professor at Lipscomb University – Austin Center. He has a B.A. and M.S. from Pepperdine University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological...

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  • Keith Stanglin

    Keith Stanglin

    Professor

    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 Marketing and Recruiting, brings over 26 years of experience in student success and higher education services. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies,...

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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

    Executive Director and Dean

    John has been part of the faculty of Lipscomb University since the Fall of 1998. Before becoming Executive Director and Dean of Lipscomb University - Austin Center (LUAC), John was...

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Online Undergraduate Programs


Our 100% online undergraduate programs provide relevant skills in a relational context, emphasizing competencies that you can immediately apply in the workplace. Your education experience at Austin will be filled with purposeful, personal growth.

Hybrid 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.