We recognize the unique needs that face adult students who desire to complete their degree while balancing work and family commitments. Our College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Flexible course scheduling and our entirely online format allows you to study anytime, anyplace.


Undergraduate Online Degree Program Highlights

  • Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months (following completion of an associate of arts degree or comparable credits)
  • Earn credit for learning through life/work experience
  • Strengthen your position in the job market
  • Improve your professional and communication skills
  • Courses in a five-week format
  • Enroll in nine to 15 hours per semester


Meet the Dean

Dr. Lisa Tyson serves as the dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Prior to this position, she held the position of Adult and Graduate Studies director.

As dean, Tyson leads all non-seminary adult programs, including the accelerated degree completion programs, master’s and doctoral degree programs, and several new online certificate programs.

A native of Winfield, Kansas, Tyson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Evangel in 1993, and her Master of Organizational Leadership from the same in 2009. In 2017, she completed her Ph.D. in Global Leadership, with a specialization in academic administration, from Indiana Institute of Technology.


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Download the 2020-2021 Graduate Studies Catalog

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Trina Cowan

Adult Studies Enrollment Coordinator

College of Adult & Graduate Studies


(417) 815-7064

Meghan Abney

Graduate Studies Enrollment Coordinator

College of Adult & Graduate Studies


(417) 815-7064

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Behavioral Health

A career in the behavioral health field places you at the nexus of health care and psychology. Our Adult Studies Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health provides the foundational skills needed to address emotional, relational, and cognitive issues.

Bible Certificate

Increase your Biblical knowledge and literacy to prepare you for service in faith-based organizations (churches, Christian non-profits).

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn how to effectively manage big data in a business environment and increase your business insight and skill through this comprehensive certificate program.

Business Management

Be prepared to think critically and lead strategically. Our Adult Studies Bachelor of Science in Business Management provides you with the managerial skills of planning, organizing, leading, and directing.

Business Management A.A.

Our online program is designed for busy professionals like you. Study anywhere, anytime, and advance your business career through our streamlined degree program.

Certificate in Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention

Learn how to compassionately intervene in the life of a person in crisis who may be considering suicide through the pursuit of our comprehensive certificate.

Certificate in Worship Arts Leadership

Learn effective leadership principles and musical practices to engage others in the ministry of worship.

Church Leadership Certificate

Gain understanding in the foundation of leadership principles in order to prepare you to serve in various church leadership roles.

Church Ministries

God has called you into ministry. We can help you get there. Our Adult Studies Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries prepares you to serve in a church leadership position as a pastor, staff member, or lay leader, or in a leadership position at a Christian non-profit organization.

General Studies A.A.

Refine your interests and identify your career trajectory through our comprehensive general studies program that gives you flexibility to pursue courses that appeal to you.

General Studies B.S.

Our flexible online bachelor’s degree program will equip you for success and advance your career through integrated core classes and hands-on application.

Leadership & Social Enterprise A.A.

Be prepared to lead in both ministry and vocation with the associate of arts in Leadership & Social Enterprise.

Lean Six Sigma Certification

Learn the keys to advancing your organization by identifying significant, data-driven, measurable improvements in business-oriented processes and methods.

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Develop a basic understanding of the essential skills needed to quickly pursue a career as a paralegal or enhance your skills in a wide variety of legal-related professions. This certificate incorporates Biblical concepts that will benefit you as you pursue your professional career.

Recording Technology Certificate

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction (Online)

Educators with a deep understanding of curriculum and technology provide leadership to shape the future of education. Our Doctor of Education Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction equips you to be an effective leader who leaves a lasting impact on the field of education.

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Leadership (Online)

Highly skilled educators shape today’s students while anticipating and preparing for the needs of tomorrow. Our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction equips you with the latest instruction and curriculum design techniques so you can become an innovative teacher-leader who effectively meets the learning challenges of an ever-changing world.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Online)

If you’re a big-picture thinker with a desire to impact students across all grade levels, consider becoming a principal with the help of our Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree.

Master of Education in Literacy (Online)

Teachers with a deep understanding of literacy can offer students a future filled with possibilities. Our Master of Education in Literacy prepares you to become a certified reading specialist equipped to work in classrooms, Title I schools, and in interventionist and administrative roles.

Master of Organizational Leadership (Online)

Leading an organization is about developing synergy to propel people and ideas forward. The application-oriented coursework is designed to increase your organizational and leadership knowledge. Our Master of Organizational Leadership program is delivered online.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

A master’s degree in Athletic Training prepares you to specialize in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions in physically active populations.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling is a professional relationship that assists diverse individuals and groups to achieve mental health across the lifespan. Our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will train you to become a professional counselor equipped to integrate your Christian faith with theory and practice.

Master of Science in School Counseling

School counselors are vital members of the K-12 education team who help all students to become productive adults of tomorrow. Our Master of Science in School Counseling will prepare you to become a professional school counselor.

School Psychological Examiner Certification

Our School Psychological Examiner Certification will prepare you to to competently administer, score, and interpret standardized test instruments as well as to write up reports when determining students’ eligibility for specialized services.