Academics

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

This degree offers students with vocational-technical training the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Students may receive credit toward this degree via accredited college-level course work, certain types of professional and educational training, and/or credit by examination. Majors under the BAAS degree: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies and Christian Studies.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

This degree program prepares students for careers in business, management, and pre-professional studies, such as health care administration, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and dental hygiene.

Bachelor of Arts in Bible

This degree will give students a solid foundation in biblical studies and is recommended for students who are preparing for future graduate study and/or for vocational ministry.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

This degree prepares students in the field of criminal justice with emphasis on policing, courts, laws, and correctional systems at the local, state, federal and international levels. The restorative emphasis integrates the fields of criminal justice, social work and communication studies.

Master’s Degrees

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership (M.Ed.)

In response to the positive reaction HPU experienced with its undergraduate teacher preparation program, Howard Payne University is offering a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership completely online. Students who graduate from the program will be prepared to work as certified principals in the state of Texas.

Learn more about the M.Ed. program and apply online.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to provide preparation for those who desire to further their career goals as managers or area specialists. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an appropriate balance of theory with practical application centered in a Christian servant-leadership model.

Learn more about the MBA program and apply online.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCRJ)

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide preparation for those who desire to further their career goals in a field of criminal justice. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an appropriate balance of theory with practical application. Instruction will be centered in a Christian servant-leadership model focusing on the balance of justice and restoration. Two tracks will be offered in which the student will choose either nine hours of law enforcement elective courses or nine hours of corrections elective courses.

Learn more about the MSCRJ program and apply online.