Strengthening Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education offers a master’s program and two doctoral programs. Learn more about the department and meet the faculty.

As part of APU’s commitment to a strengths-based approach to higher education, the department partners with the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education. The academy conducts research, provides resources, and equips college and university faculty and staff to identify and nurture students’ strengths as the foundation for engaging them in the learning process and achieving excellence. Learn more about how APU Advances the Strengths Movement (PDF) through the Noel Academy.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

  • APU Hosts Fifth Annual Spanish Spelling Bee

    For the fifth year, California high school students will compete in a Spanish language spelling bee, organized by Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Modern Languages and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • John Thornton on the Great Giving Paradox

    John Thornton, Ph.D., chair and professor, Leung School of Accounting, examines the paradox of giving as it relates to Scripture.

  • Tina Ellison: Driven to Serve

    At Azusa Pacific University’s core are faculty and staff members committed to serving their community with a spirit of care and authenticity. Exemplifying this calling, is APU trolley driver Tina Ellison.