School of Humanities

Howard Payne University’s School of Humanities offers degree options to students who have interests or career objectives involving individual and community relationships. By studying fields such as English, history, criminal justice, political science and more, students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves and the world around them.

With HPU’s Christian mission and commitment to excellence deeply ingrained in the curriculum, students will also be prepared for service to God and humanity.


Students applying for admission to the School of Humanities may also choose to apply for admission to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized majors with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system.


There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university’s Office of Financial Aid. Additionally, departmental scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major.

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification is available in English and language arts, history and social studies composite.

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