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An Inside Look

A SAGU education is designed around seven core values: 

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Founded: 1927

Location: Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; located a half hour from both cities, Waxahachie offers a quiet town setting only minutes from the big city.

Academics: SAGU is accredited through
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Financial Aid: 92% of students receive aid.

Students: SAGU serves more than 2,000 students from 48 states and 11 countries.

Athletics: SAGU offers varsity athletic programs in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball. SAGU also offers a full selection of intramurals and new fitness facilities. 

Academic Programs

• Doctor of Ministry in Leadership & Creative Communication

• Business Administration
• Clinical Psychology
• Counseling Psychology (Clinical)
• Human Services Counseling (Non-clinical)
• Education
- Curriculum Development
- Christian School Administration
- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
- Early Education Administration
- Educational Leadership
- Middle & Secondary Education
- School Counseling
• History
- Education Track
- Thesis Track
- Non-thesis Track

• Master of Divinity
• Organizational Leadership
• Psychology (Clinical)
• Theological Studies
- Bible & Theology
- Children & Family Ministries
- Intercultural Studies
- Practical Theology 


• Bible-Based Education
• Pentecostal Distinction
• Spiritual Formation
• Academic Excellence
• Missions Mindedness
• Servant Leadership
• Community and Personal Wellness

SAGU seeks creators, dreamers, and change-makers—students who long to be uncommon. SAGU Lions are pioneers. They look for opportunity in surprising places. They take common ideas and moments and create something truly uncommon.

SAGU academics will challenge you and stretch you spiritually as you learn how your field relates to your Christian purpose. As a professor’s utmost priority, you receive personalized instruction in a small-class environment.

The relationships you form with Christian roommates and peers will provide a network of support and a family of friends that last beyond college. At SAGU Lions are there to help, encourage, and pray for one another.

Uncommon destinations
Do you want to see the world? SAGU is over midway through a 10-year mission to visit every country, Indian state, and Chinese province by the year 2020. With more than 250 destinations, there is an opportunity to see every part of the world. SAGU has already visited more than 100 destinations in the first six years.

Spiritual atmosphere
Surrounded by Christian faculty, caring dorm pastors, and Godly leaders, you will find yourself immersed in an environment that emphasizes your spiritual growth. You can make the most of daily chapel services and hands-on ministry.

Attending SAGU is an investment impacting the rest of your life. SAGU’s tuition, fees, and room and board are 20% lower than the average four-year private Christian university. Financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans, are available, making paying for college simple and affordable.

SAGU is just south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Students have access to thousands of stores, theatres, restaurants, museums, theme parks, professional sports arenas, and more.

Come see us
Meet professors, visit classes, and see students by arranging a personal campus visit or visiting SAGU for Campus Days. Call the SAGU admissions counselors today.

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103 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Business-Management, MS/MA              
Clinical Psychology              
Coaching Education              
Communication Studies                
Community Counseling              
Criminal Justice              
Curriculum & Instruction              
Early Childhood Education          
Educational Administration              
Educational Leadership              
Elementary Education          
Film Studies                
General MBA              
Health Sciences              
Human Resource Management              
Human Services                
Marriage/Family Counseling          
Media Studies                
Organizational Studies & Leadership            
Pastoral Counseling              
Physical Education              
Psychology - General          
Radio, Television, and Film                
Reading & Literacy              
Religious Studies              
School Counseling              
Secondary Education          
Social Sciences              
Sports & Fitness Management              
Sports Administration              
Substance Abuse Counseling              
TESOL Education              
Teaching English              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Theater and Drama                
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Student Body

380 students

380 full-time

0 part-time




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