Academics

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelors 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 (Restorative 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.

**The Bachelor of Arts in Bible is now being offered on post at Fort Bliss and at the El Paso Center.

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.

  • 30-credit-hour, non-thesis degree
  • 100% online and designed to give students the flexibility to complete the degree without interrupting their daily routines and personal, social and professional responsibilities
  • Course curriculum is aligned with the state standards for principal certification and provides students with an appropriate balanced combination of theory and practical application
  • Required internship to fulfill state requirements for principal certification
  • Affords graduates valuable career growth potential and prepares them to perform successfully as first-year principals

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.

  • 30-credit-hour, non-thesis degree
  • Traditional residency not required
  • Three hours of supervised project-internship required in lieu of thesis
  • Provision for undergraduate majors outside the business field to complete six credit hours of leveling courses for a total of 36 credit hours to complete the MBA degree
  • Hybrid courses that provide 70-75% classroom instruction and 25-30% online instruction
  • Evening and Saturday courses offered in eight-week terms for the fall and spring, and four-week terms in the summer
  • Students may complete the 30 credit hours within a 12-month period

Learn more about the MBA program and apply online.