About the School

The School of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University is designed to make the practice of the Christian faith more relevant for our world. The programs serve to train Christian students to be equipped to fulfill the command of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. 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.


Students applying for admission to the School of Christian Studies may also choose to apply for admission to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine specialized majors with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system.


Ministerial Alliance – The Ministerial Alliance is a Baptist General Convention of Texas scholarly organization that provides ministerial students with a group to strengthen, train and prepare them as individual ministers and helps them build connections which will be beneficial throughout their ministry. Contact the School of Christian Studies for more information.


There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university’s Office of Financial Aid. Additionally, departmental scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major.