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Lipscomb University

College of Education

Nashville, TN


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Lipscomb University


Lipscomb University / College of Education is located in Nashville, TN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Coaching for learning
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational leadership
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Learning organizations and strategic change
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Literacy coaching
Master of Science (MS) Applied behavior analysis
(Certificate) Literacy coaching
Specialist in Education (Ed S) English language learning
Master of Education (M Ed) Teaching, learning, and leading
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Coaching for learning
Master of Education (M Ed) Reading specialty
Master of Education (M Ed) Technology integration
(Certificate) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Education (M Ed) English language learning
Master of Education (M Ed) School counseling
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Instructional coaching
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
(Certificate) Technology integration specialist
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Reading specialty
Specialist in Education (Ed S) School counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) Instructional practice
Master of Education (M Ed) Instructional coaching
(Certificate) Instructional coaching
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Technology integration
Master of Education (M Ed) Coaching for learning

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 162
Doctoral Degrees 30
Other Advanced Degrees 54

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MAT (minimum score 31) or GRE General Test (minimum score 294)
Comp Exam Required
Portfolio, research project and presentation
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam MAT or GRE General Test
Practical capstone project in experiential setting


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 29th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline January 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam MAT (minimum score 31) or GRE General Test (minimum score 294)
Master's Degree Requirements 2 reference letters, goals statement, writing sample, interview
Doctoral Degree Exam MAT or GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 reference letters, artifact of demonstrated academic excellence, written personal statements, interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 16.35%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 1.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 2.56%


Male (20%)
Female (79%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 42
Male (20)
Female (43)


Focus of faculty research: Facilitative learning styles, leadership, student assessment, interactive multimedia inclusion, learning organizations and strategic change
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN  37204-3951
United States
Contact Dr. Deborah Boyd
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 615-966-6263