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College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Our robust programs offer accessible, affordable, and flexible degree options designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Overview

We recognize the unique needs that face adult students who desire to complete or earn a degree or advance their career 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.

Our unique partnership programs provide premier academic training and a variety of discounts to churches, Christian schools, public school districts, businesses, organizations, and Assemblies of God districts. We desire to make a university education affordable and practical for as many professionals as possible. Visit our Partnership Page for more details.

Dean's Greeting

At Evangel, our goal is to help you achieve your goals, both personally and professionally, all while balancing the demands of family, career, and your education. Our programs and services are built just for you! We’re confident the Lord has a plan for you and we’re looking forward to what He has in store for you, both during your program and after completion of your time with us. It’s our pleasure to partner with you as you pursue your calling at Evangel University.

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.

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Dr. Lisa Tyson

Select Your Focus

Learn more about our undergraduate online degrees and certificates as well as our advanced masters and doctoral degrees.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies Program List

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Theology and Global Church Ministries Department

Bible Certificate

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

Business and Economics Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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 and Economics Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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 and Economics Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Certificate in Worship Arts Leadership

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

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Theology and Global Church Ministries Department

Church Leadership Certificate

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

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Theology and Global Church Ministries Department

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.

Center for Compassion

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Community Relief and Development

Learn how to implement a compassion-based approach to disaster response and crisis intervention within your community via our practical degree program.

Education Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Leadership & Social Enterprise A.A.

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

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Lean Six Sigma Certification

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

Education Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Education Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Education Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Theology and Global Church Ministries Department

Preaching Certificate

Gain exposure to the Homiletical process of developing biblical messages in order to develop your preaching skills for service in church settings.

Education Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

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.

Points of Interest

Student Testimonial

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Evangel provides more than an education, it provides a family of professors and staff who believe in and pray for me. I have not only grown in my education, but also in my relationship with Jesus through my experience at Evangel.

Malinda Yoast

Accreditations

Faculty

Department Chair

Eveline Susanto Lewis, D.B.A.

Business Department Chair

Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

Heather Kelly, Psy.D.

Department Chair for Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology

Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.

Education Department Chair

Lisa Tyson, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Full Time Faculty

Jason Salazar, M.M.

Assistant Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator

Kevin King, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Sarah Walters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Master of Organizational Leadership Program

Jason Streubel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Dianne Twigger, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Christine Arnzen, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Graduate Counseling Programs

Gordon Pace, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Education Strategic Partnerships

Robert Bartels, J.D.

Associate Professor of Business

Huba Ray, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Chanda Clayman, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Jean Orr, Psy.D.

Associate Professor

Stephen Houseknecht

Director of Academic Support

Melody Palm, Psy.D.

Professor of Counseling

Vince Medina, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

Martin Mittelstadt, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology

Michael Jaffe, D.Min.

Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Mark Fabian, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning

Sandy Friesen, Ph.D.

Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of Global Connections

Jeremy W. Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nancy Pace-Miller, M.A.

Assistant Professor

Matt Stringer, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Educational Leadership Program

Susan Langston, Ed.D.

Professor of Education; Coordinator of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction Program

Andrea Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literacy, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program

Jennifer A. Morrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Vickie Wisdom, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Newcomb

Adjunct Professor

Shelley Block, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, English

Lyndsey Cherry

Adjunct Professor

Christine Flores

Adjunct Professor

Renee Jenkins

Adjunct Professor

Brian Kelly, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Alisyn Van Note

Adjunct Professor

Leah Wilson, M.A., LPC

Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Hona Amer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Kathryn Cook

Adjunct Professor

Robert McDaniel

Adjunct Professor

Scotty McDonald

Adjunct Professor

Judith Miller

Adjunct Professor

Joshua Yancey, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, BSM Program Coordinator

Tasheena Kent

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Biro

Adjunct Professor

Alaine Buchanan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Pam Engelbert

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Harrison, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Judy Richards

Adjunct Professor

Rachel Whittington

Angela Reid

Adjunct Professor

Duane Praschan, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Dustin Cox, D.P.T.

Instructor of Biology

Mark Sadaka, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Thomas

Adjunct Professor

Jimmy White, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Christine Battaglia

Adult Studies Academic Program Specialist

Russell Brand, B.A.

Baseball Coach, Adult Studies Instructor

Hector Cruz

Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Fund / Adjunct Professor

Christian Axelsen

Adjunct Professor

Fred Haltom, D.Min.

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Languages & Literature

Briana Leach

Adjunct Professor

Tina Moore

Adjunct Professor

Rebecca Huechteman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Kevin Kopp, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Pearce

Adjunct Professor

Debra Yonke, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

John Battaglia, D.Min.

Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Thomas Ragsdell

Adjunct Professor

Alina Lehnert, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Neva Atteberry

Adjunct Professor

Richard Manca

Adjunct Professor

Deborah Walker

Adjunct Professor

Ken Kuschel

Adjunct Professor

Melissa Sundwall

Adjunct Professor

Rebecca Donaldson, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Richardson

Adjunct Professor

Glenda Jones

Adjunct Professor

Melinda D. Jamison

Adjunct Professor

Julie Horner, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

Cassandra Ferren

Adjunct Professor

Renee Griffith

Adjunct Professor

Andrew Southerland

Adjunct Professor

Tamara Pierce

Digital Learning Support Specialist

David Rumley, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

Michael Buttacy

Adjunct Professor

Aryelle Arnold

Adjunct Professor

Elizabeth Smith

Adjunct Professor

Karen Hood

Adjunct Professor

Jeremy Fowler

Adjunct Professor

Brenda Grass

Adjunct Professor

Sean Woods

Adjunct Professor

Raquel Morrow

Adjunct Professor

Brian Upton, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling Services

Gregory Pollard, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Megan Bearden

Adjunct Professor

Renee Cotton, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Michelle Jacobs, DBA

Adjunct Professor

Alana Cummings

Adjunct Professor

Lynsey Fringer

Adjunct Professor

Craig Carson, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor

Department Admin

Heather McGuire

Program Support Specialist