Welcome to Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University

For more than 100 years, Abilene Christian University (ACU) has been raising the bar for what an education can be: Exceptional. Innovative. Real. Grounded in the teachings of Christ, uncompromising in academic excellence, committed to service that makes a difference in the world, bold in ideas and action, rich in opportunities and community. That’s ACU.

As one of the nation’s largest Christian universities, ACU’s commitment to innovation in their curriculum is one aspect that sets them apart. Their application of technology to learning has been acclaimed by industry and higher education experts around the world as an example of forward-thinking institutions and organizations. This focus inspires creativity among faculty and students and helps produce the next generation of leaders equipped to handle 21st century challenges.

Abilene Christian University’s online graduate degree and certificate programs combine the best of traditional learning with the advantages of the internet. Each program is designed to help students meet their goals and to enhance their career opportunities in as few as 18 months. Discover the many ways ACU will help prepare your employees to think critically, globally and missionally, using their strengths and talents to their fullest.

Available Online Degree Programs

» Master of Science in Organizational & Human Resource Development

Embrace organizational systems, cultural systems and human systems issues as they apply to leading, administering and managing human resources in organizations. This program is an interdisciplinary program in organizational leadership and human resource management incorporating communication, psychology and business/management sciences.

» Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation

Learn to analyze, address and manage conflict effectively and professionally. A key feature of the program is its emphasis on reconciliation. The degree serves professionals currently engaged in careers in dispute resolution, business, education, counseling, law enforcement, social services and ministry. Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution also available.

» Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Prepare to collaboratively design and implement curriculum using learning theories and learner-centered instruction as the foundation. This program prepares graduates for roles such as curriculum director, secondary or elementary education director, instructional facilitator or other instructional leadership positions. The degree could also be beneficial in fulfilling requirements to earn a graduate degree for continued employment.

» Master of Education in Leadership of Learning (Principalship)

Prepare to be an educational leader who promotes instruction in safe and productive learning environments. The program’s unique emphasis on conflict resolution equips students with relevant skills critical for handling conflict and incorporating peacemaking into their daily routines. This program prepares graduates for leadership roles such as principal, department chair, lead teacher, or supervisor.

» Master of Education in Higher Education

This program is designed both for working student development professionals who reside in a higher education setting and need advanced training, and for recent college graduates who have an interest in working in higher education. Graduates are prepared for roles such as residence life director, academic advisor, international student coordinator, financial aid counselor, intramurals director, career services advisor and many others.

» Graduate Certificates in Education

Leadership of Digital Learning – Prepare to be a technological leader amid the constantly evolving digital age and help to transform education to the new digital learning environment

Superintendency – Prepare to become a school leader for the essential position of superintendent of K-12 schools.

Conflict Resolution for Educators – Develop practical skills for dealing with conflict as an educator.

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Our university partners are all recognized by renowned accreditation bodies including the following;

SACSACU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is ranked within the top 20 schools in the West in "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.
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