School of christian studies
About HPU's School of christian studies
The School of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University is designed to make the practice of the Christian faith more relevant for our world. HPU’s School of Christian Studies is dedicated to helping students understand that the church is God’s minister to His world and to helping them live out their Christian faith as they confront the religious, moral, intellectual and social decisions of life, both now and later.
HPU’s programs in Christian studies include biblical, theological, historical and practical ministry studies. We are committed to intellectual growth and the development of the “life of the mind” for our ourselves and for our students. At the same time, “Christian Studies” indicates that we are also committed to the growth and development of the “life of faith.” We value the spiritual and social growth of the faculty and students, just as we do the intellectual growth. We often say, “We want to be good students and good servants of the Lord.”
We serve the entire HPU student community by offering general education courses in Introduction to the Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament. These courses intend to help students develop or increase their knowledge of the Bible, and to develop or increase their appreciation of the role of the Bible in the Christian life. In addition, we offer five undergraduate programs, two graduate programs and an accelerated program through which a student may earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years.