The School

The Oaks School of Leadership exists to position students for effective leadership in a variety of capacities, including ministry, business, missions and education, by providing them with hands-on leadership training combined with the education they will receive at Southwestern Assemblies of God University or Southeastern University.


Students have the option of choosing from 5+ baccalaureate majors and 3+ master’s degree programs.

Degree Programs:

BA in Church Leadership
BS in Digital Media & Design
BS in Business Leadership and Professional Studies
BS in Human Services

BS in Psychology
Master of Business Administration
MA in Ministerial Leadership

MA in Organizational Leadership


Through a strategic partnership, OSL students may enroll in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through SAGU and SEU, both regionally accredited universities.

SAGU: Accreditation and Membership
SEU: Accreditation and Membership

Practicum Opportunities

There are more than 25+ practicum opportunities in OSL, in all areas of business, ministry, leadership, non-profit, missions, church planting and education. By the time a student graduates, they will have 4+ years of experience in their chosen field, as well as, a significantly reduced tuition cost.


The Oaks School of Leadership is located approximately 20 miles south of Dallas, Texas. The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is one of the fastest growing urban centers in the nation. Though OSL is close to Dallas, our church campus and university campus both have a small-town feel as both locations are in smaller towns of Red Oak and Waxahachie, Texas.

Job Placement Program

OSL students who complete the 4-Year Track and graduate with a baccalaureate degree from one of our partnering universities have access to the OSL Job Placement Program. Students enter the first phase of this program in year 3.

Graduate Success

The graduation and job placement rate for OSL graduates is extremely high. More than 600 students have gone through OSL over the past 8 years, many who are serving in high-caliber leadership positions across the country and around the world.

Leader-Mentor Program

Students have the option of entering a mentoring relationship with a high-impact leader after year 1 of the program. This relationship continues throughout the student’s educational experience and, in most cases, beyond graduation. Students have monthly 1-on-1’s with their mentors including coaching, prayer and accountability opportunities.

International Study

The Oaks School of Leadership has developed an international site in Nairobi, Kenya and is in the process of building an opportunity in Dubai, UAE (estimated start date: Fall 2018). Students have the option of spending a semester or two in these international locations as part of their OSL experience.


The Oaks School of Leadership utilizes faculty from both the accredited university and current practitioners in the areas of study for each degree. Students have the option of learning both in an online format and in person.


Due to our strong partnership with universities and the gifts from our donor base, students are able to earn degrees at a much more affordable price than the traditional cost of a private, Christian university. Students on average receive between 60% and 80% off the traditional cost of the degree.

Financial Aid

All OSL students have access to both federal and state financial aid through our partner universities. Additional scholarships, grants and awards are also available to students.