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College of Professional Studies


The College of Professional Studies offers a challenging online academic program with a commitment to integrating academics, workplace skills, and faith for undergraduate and graduate students. Lipscomb Online classes are available to students enrolled in any undergraduate Lipscomb academic program with only a few exceptions due to accreditation requirements.

At our nationally renowned competency-based assessment center, students can earn college credit for the knowledge and skills they bring into the program.

Students embark on an individualized learning journey, supported by an attentive community of faculty and academic coaches, that accommodates students’ priorities, enhances their professional skill sets, and enriches their faith as they earn a valuable credential and step into a more promising tomorrow.

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Undergraduate Programs

From entertainment management to data analytics or business leadership, we've provided a flexible, online path for you to get the degree you want.

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Graduate Programs

We know you're ready to lead. So choose from our innovative, completely online graduate degrees and certificates.

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About the College/Vision

The mission of the College of Professional Studies is to provide a personalized, high-quality education in a loving, faith-informed community that is focused on becoming who God intends us to be. We recognize and honor the whole student, including their prior learning. We integrate our faith mission with an innovative, online, research-based academic program designed to help students meet their personal, academic and professional goals.

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And you’ll have a support system to help you finish what you start. Our accessible expert faculty offer encouragement and mentorship, and your success coach will help you build a plan for your educational journey and stay on track. Immediately add value in the workplace as you develop new skills, and work with our career services team to enhance your professional development.


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    Ted Meyer

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Ted has a strong background in retail and customer service experiences in the private sector. He serves in a newer capacity at Lipscomb University. He lives here in Nashville with...

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  • Chris Martin

    Chris Martin

    Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment

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    Michael Cauley

    Lead Faculty

    Michael Cauley joined Lipscomb University in 2016 where he is Associate Professor of Professional Studies and Lead Faculty for the Performance and Leadership Coaching Programs. An executive-level consultant, executive coach,...

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  • Kevin Harris

    Kevin Harris

    Faculty Fellow

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    Joseph Jones

    Adjunct Faculty

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    Emily Smith

    Assistant Provost for Online Learning

    Emily Smith is currently the Assistant Provost for Online Learning. As the strategic leader for academics, she is focused on delivering a personalized, high quality student experience; enhancing the faculty...

    Meet Emily Smith

Undergraduate Programs

Our accessible, accomplished faculty will provide support and direction. At Lipscomb, you'll enter an ecosystem of support to help you finish your degree. By graduation, you'll already have risen to challenges with a clear sense of purpose. Prepared for what's next, you'll be ready when more opportunities arise.

Graduate Programs

Principled leaders with a strong sense of social responsibility are in demand, so we've integrated our values of faith, ethics and integrity into our programs. You can be sure you'll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to advance your career.