Lipscomb University Austin Center

Coordinates: 30°20′38″N 97°42′42″W / 30.3439°N 97.7117°W / 30.3439; -97.7117
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Lipscomb University Austin Center
Typeprivate seminary
Religious affiliation
Churches of Christ
DirectorMichael Ross

Lipscomb University Austin Center, formerly known as the Austin Graduate School of Theology, and the Institute for Christian Studies, was a private Christian seminary associated with the Churches of Christ and located in Austin, Texas. It was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's and master's degrees.

On January 1, 2021, the merger with Lipscomb University was completed and Austin Graduate School of Theology became known as Lipscomb University Austin Center (LUAC). LUAC was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lipscomb. Under the merger, the graduate offerings would be expanded to include Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry programs.[1]

On November 9, 2022, the office of the president of Lipscomb University announced the closure of the Austin center at the end of the Spring 2023 semester, citing a "number of challenges to successfully reviving the school" including the fallout of the COVID19 pandemic and the economic environment.[2] Coincidentally, LUAC Director Michael Ross served as President of Ohio Valley University at its closure in the fall of 2021.


  1. ^ "Austin Graduate School of Theology, Lipscomb University announce merger". Lipscomb University. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  2. ^ "Lipscomb University-Austin Center Update to alumni" (Nov. 9, 2022)

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