A CHRISTIAN LIBERAL ARTS institution, Howard Payne University (HPU) prides itself on fostering a close community where personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning, and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.
At HPU, students choose from more than one hundred majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in seven schools—business, Christian studies, education, humanities, music and fine arts, nursing, and science and mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities.
HPU is one of the first Baptist universities in Texas to offer undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in youth ministry. HPU now offers four master’s programs: business administration, sport and wellness leadership, theology and ministry, and youth and family ministry.
Student athletes at HPU compete in six men’s and six women’s sports through the American Southwest Conference. Co-curricular organizations include Model UN, Moot Court, and speech and debate, while more than twenty-five student organizations round out the extracurricular options.