About ACU Graduate School of Theology

Since its founding in 1906, Abilene Christian University's mission has been to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

ACU Graduate School of Theology builds on that commitment by offering specialized programs to train its students for the challenges of the 21st century.  Its mission is to equip men and women for effective missional leadership in all its forms and to provide strong academic foundations for theological inquiry.

Faculty members in the Graduate School of Theology are leaders in professional organizations such as the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Academy of Homiletics, the Society of Church History, and the Association of Theological Field Educators, among others.  They hold regional offices and national offices in those organizations, present scholarly papers at national and international meetings, and publish widely in professional journals.

At the same time, faculty are involved in ministry among churches all over the world.  Many work as consultants for churches and ministries, preach and teach, and serve as elders or other congregational leaders.  They are in demand for workshops, seminars and lectureships.  They write for the church in popular journals and books.

ACU Graduate School of Theology faculty feel blessed by God to be part of a great body of people seeking to be salt and light in the world.  They are pleased to serve in many ways and to invite students to join them in these endeavors.

For More Information About the Seminary:

Dr. Mark Hamilton, Associate Dean
Abilene Christian University
Graduate School of Theology
312 Biblical Studies Building
ACU Box 29422
Abilene, Texas 79699-9422

Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award the following master’s and doctoral degrees: M.Div., M.A. in Christian Ministry, M.A., D.Min., and M.A. in Global Service. Contact the Commission on Accrediting at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275 or call 412-788-6505 for questions about the accreditation of ACU’s Graduate School of Theology.  

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

Irving, TX
Approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees

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