About Us

A welcome from the dean

You are in the process of making one of the most significant decisions in your life: which university you will entrust to prepare you for a successful, meaningful life in health care. And, as they say in the airlines, we know you have a lot of other choices.

What I want you to know is that this is a very different choice. Yes, here you benefit from the academic excellence and rigorous professional preparation that put our graduates in very high demand. We are fully accredited and, in fact, continually receive very high accolades for the depth and scope of our programs from our accrediting bodies. Our placement rate upon graduation into further professional education and employment is consistently in the very high 90 percentiles.

But what makes this choice different is that you will receive a superior education in the health sciences of your choice that is integrated with Christian faith and practice. We deeply believe that health care, wellbeing and faith are closely related. We also know that the type of caring, giving people who are attracted to health care professions are looking for opportunities in their education to use these elements. That’s why community and global service are so much a part of the program here. Our graduates tell us we do this well, and it is what they most value about their Lipscomb experience.

If this sounds like the kind of education you are looking for, come visit.

Roger Davis, Pharm.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Key things to know about Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

  • First College of Pharmacy in Middle Tennessee
  • First of colleges of pharmacy in the area to establish residency programs
  • Offers intentional coursework on the intersection of ethics and practice in health sciences
  • Offers one of the few master’s degrees in the nation that combines exercise and nutrition
  • Award-winning student activities in nursing, pharmacy and dietetics
  • Faculty who serve in key positions in both statewide and national organizations
  • Significant primary research in pharmaceuticals especially in the area of pain management

Masters in Physician Assistant Studies

Lipscomb University has thoroughly reviewed the planning, organization, and proposed content to offer a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies degree and has entered into a formal implementation process. The provisional accreditation pathway is the only entryway for proposed new programs to gain full accreditation. Lipscomb University has initiated the provisional accreditation process and a representative from Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has verified the institution’s eligibility. As the accreditation process moves forward, requirements for application and admission will be made available.

Lipscomb University has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Lipscomb University anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2018, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2018 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appears to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class.