Quick Facts About Omega Graduate School


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Omega Graduate School is an independent, free-standing, research institution committed to providing a quality educational experience for Christian adults. Founded in 1980, it is located on a  campus near Dayton, Tennessee (between Knoxville and Chattanooga). Omega Graduate School is non-denominational, non-profit, and non-discriminatory.

The institutional goal is the integration of religion and society. The goal includes increasing morality and ethics in business and industry and advancing Christian principles and values in all society. The doctoral program is designed to teach research focused on the family, community, and the church or a combination of these areas. The master’s program is offered in two curricular areas: Family Life Education and Organizational Leadership.

  • Location: Dayton, TN, USA
  • Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy in the Integration of Religion and Society and Master of Letters in  Family Life Education, Organizational Leadership, or Integrated Studies
  • Accreditation: Nationally Accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Omega Graduate School is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • Learning Format: Blended Short-term Residencies and Distance Education
  • Learning Experiences: Week-long residencies on the campus in Dayton, TN. Research Seminars in UK and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA.


Our Solidarity of Faith

All Faculty and Members of the Board of Regents annually sign a statement of Solidarity of Faith. This set of theological statements (found in the Catalog, elsewhere on this site) affirms those beliefs around which Christians across the globe have united throughout the centuries. This commonality leads to an atmosphere of unity that facilitates dialogue about the theological and moral issues that are of primary importance. Students are required to sign the statement.

The Board of Regents, administration, and faculty of Omega Graduate
School stand in solidarity with the historic Christian faith as founded in Scripture
and embodied in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed and popularly
expressed by the following statements:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that God brought the world and the universe with all its systems and forms of created life into existence, including angels and Lucifer who became Satan, leader of fallen angels.
  4. We believe in the full historicity of the Scriptural record of primeval history.
  5. We believe in the full deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  6. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ’s finished work is absolutely
  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  8. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  9. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers, the universal body of Christ.

Our Uniqueness

Curricular requirements of Omega Graduate School call for students to incorporate the principles of their faith into their academic work and to show how it influences their vocational practices. The School is not a Seminary; it does not offer courses in Biblical studies or theology, although students are encouraged to incorporate such study into assignments, and the curriculum supports their doing so.

Adults who earn a degree from Omega Graduate School demonstrate a sincere commitment to scholarship. Our doctoral requirements match or exceed those of many programs that have similar curricular goals. Omega Graduate School students reach their goals because learning has immediate application to their personal lives.

How We See Ourselves

Our commitment is to help each student achieve his or her goals; to carry out existing work more effectively, to be more aware as a Christian, and to extend one’s giftedness into new means of service. Our size and specialization allow us to function much as does a university department with strong personal attention to what benefits each student. We find great joy in helping students realize success at levels beyond their expectations.