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Austin Graduate School of Theology

Austin Graduate School of Theology
7640 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78752

A seminary associated with the Churches of Christ, the Austin Graduate School of Theology aims to educate students and guide churches in the knowledge and practice of Christian faith to prepare ministers and other Christians for faithful service. AGST was established in 1918 and granted bachelor's degree-giving privileges in 1978. The Austin Graduate School of Theology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Christian Studies.

The liberal arts degree is geared towards students interested in a life of service in the church and for those who plan to enter seminary graduate school for theological studies. By the end of the program, students are expected to have demonstrated familiarity with significant persons and events in the biblical story of Israel, Christ and the church; become familiar with methods and principles of biblical exegesis; translate passages from the Greek New Testament using study aids; describe a contemporary Christian world view, comparing and contrasting it with other current world views; and more.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies offered at the Austin Graduate School of Theology prepares students for the responsible practice of Christian ministry. Individuals interested in ministering to a congregation or to improving volunteer or lay ministries are encouraged to apply.

The Austin Graduate School of Theology recently relocated to a new 26,000 square-foot site. The second phase of the building may include a chapel and an expanded library.

Quick Facts:

  • Average class size in the undergraduate degree program is 10; about 30 people enroll in the program. The average class size in the graduate degree program is 12; about 50 students take courses for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

  • The student population is about 40 percent female.

  • Nearly one-third of recent Austin Graduate School of Theology graduates continued their education at other institutions.

  • More than 15 percent of recent graduates have gone on to work in secular fields or education and are lay ministry leaders.

  • The cost of attending AGST is about one-third of other private inquisitions of higher education.

  • About 50 percent of recent graduates are involved in full-time ministry.
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