Adult Degree Program

What Makes Us Different?

Credit for What You Know

We offer a variety of unique ways to use your experience towards earning college credit. Many students earn up to 30 credits through our one-day behavioral assessment center.

Personalized Touch

We offer one-on-one attention throughout your program to ensure graduation. Students in our competency-based degree programs work one-on-one with faculty coaches to develop the in-demand skills employers are looking for.

Technology Integration

Through our myCompass learning platform you are able to interact with your advisors and classmates. You can also use it as a digital portfolio to display micro-credentials earned through the program.




Choose a path that works for you

Since needs and circumstances vary, we find out where you are and then provide flexible, personalized pathways and individual targeted support. Click on any of the three paths below to find more detailed information about the offerings within that path.

Not sure which path is right for you?

Professional Path

professional path iconThis broad-based degree allows you to earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in organizational leadership.

Integrated Path

Integrated Path IconExplore two areas of study, earning a Bachelor of Arts or Science in integrated studies. Works well if you're looking at careers in which two areas of knowledge are beneficial. 

Classic Path

Classic path iconA more traditional way of completing a degree that leads to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor of Business Administration. 

Credit for What You Know

As a returning student, chances are you’ve learned quite a bit from the work and life experiences you have had since you left college, and there is simply no need to learn (and pay for) those skills again! Lipscomb offers three avenues for assessing a student for prior learning of skills and specific knowledge. Many schools do some of this, but Lipscomb allows students to take advantage of all methods!

Not sure which methods are best for you? Take a one minute assessment to find out!

Assessment Center

assessment center iconLipscomb offers a full-day, experiential assessment experience that not only pinpoints your competencies but also gives you a personalized program for strengthening and adding to your competency profile. Through this assessment center, a student can earn up to 30 hours of credit.

Training, Exams & Portfolio

pla icon You can also earn credit through previous documented training, an exam that will allow you to document your proficiency in an area or a portfolio of previous work. 

Transfer Credit

transfer credit iconIf you have unofficial copies of your college transcripts you can send them to our office and we will complete a free transcript evaluation for you. This evaluation will help us develop a timelime for how quickly you can complete your degree.

Hear from our students

Check out the videos below featuring students in our program discussing answers to some questions you may be having about going back to school. You can find more videos by scrolling to the right below.

Assessment Center
Financial Aid
Academic Support
Career Planning
Veteran's Benefits


Meet the Team

At Lipscomb, there is always someone who can help. We work one-on-one with you to find a path that works best for you and we're available to help throughout. Meet of some of our team that works directly with our students and feel free to reach out to them if you have any questions. 

TaShunda Franklin
TaShunda Franklin
I'm your initial point of contact for discussing your educational goals and walking you through the admission process. I also plan all of our on campus events, and I would love to host you on campus. Click here to see what events we have coming up!
James Casual
James Bush, Jr.
I'm your initial point of contact for discussing your educational goals and walking you through the admission process. I host lunch and learn sessions for local employers, so I may be in your area soon!
Whitney Holland
Whitney Holland
I serve as a point of contact as you transition from the application process to admissions and enrollment. As an adult student myself, I’m happy to help you make the most out of available resources.
Joel Allen
Joel Allen
I enroll every new student into their first semester and ensure a smooth transition.  I enjoy working to develop an initial degree plan for you and then connecting you with any helpful resources.
Kelli Bratton
Kelli Bratton
I schedule, organize, and manage all aspects of the CORE Assessment Centers. I am committed to supporting adult learners and professionals seeking career growth, ensuring that students and community partners have an opportunity to demonstrate competencies and earn credit for skills they already possess.
John Williams
John Williams
I work behind the scenes to ensure new students receive the information they need to be successful in the program. I am committed to supporting you as you move through your degree and am excited to celebrate with you and your family at graduation!

Next Steps 

Now that you know a little more about the program and our staff, here are some tangible next steps you can take. 

Meet our Team

visit campus iconWe invite you for a no-obligation, in-person or phone conversation to discuss your education and career goals with a member of our team. Join us for an information session or schedule an individual meeting with one of our admissions counselors. You can also click the icon to the left for a virtual tour of the campus. 

Submit Transcripts

submit transcripts iconIf you would like us to complete a free transcript evaluation for you, you can submit your unofficial transcripts to us. You can also have your official transcripts mailed directly to the university at Lipscomb University - College of Professional Studies, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.


apply iconComplete an application and send in your transcripts to get started in one of our upcoming eight-week terms.

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