The emerging partnership between ACU and CitySquare includes three degree plans that allow students to spend all or a portion of their learning experience living and working in Dallas with CitySquare, while fully integrated with ACU.
The Justice and Urban Studies Team (J.U.S.T.) program brings together ACU students from a variety of majors and departments and connects their degree with the CitySquare program in Dallas. The program enhances learning as students apply their knowledge and talents to the problem of urban poverty. Each successive year in the J.U.S.T. program will incorporate a greater degree of interaction with CitySquare than the preceding year and allows students to integrate theories learned in the classroom with practice in the real world.
M.M.F.T. in Medical Family Therapy
Beginning in the fall of 2014 ACU will offer a M.M.F.T in Medical Family Therapy degree, one of the only such master’s programs in the nation. The three-year degree will focus on family therapy as it relates to medical needs and challenges and will be based at CitySquare in Dallas.
A nine-hour post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship will also be offered through ACU at CitySquare beginning 2014. The one-year internship program will have a special emphasis on community and poverty through working with CitySquare’s clientele.