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School of Social Work


The Abilene Christian University School of Social Work seeks, within the context of a Christian higher education institution, to prepare graduates as effective and ethical professionals who incorporate best evidence in practice; promote social justice for vulnerable persons everywhere through service and leadership roles; and, advance social work knowledge through research and other scholarly activities.

School of Social Work

Graduates of the ACU School of Social Work possess the skills necessary to effectively serve oppressed and vulnerable people and improve their quality of life. They work as change agents in a number of areas, including: health, mental health, social enterprise, public policy, politics, children and family services, child welfare, school social work, gerontology, military services, international social work, juvenile services, and criminal justice.

Graduates from the ACU School of Social Work are prepared to become leaders in their areas of interest, utilizing evidence-based interventions and contributing to the knowledge of the profession through effective and ethical practice, as well as dissemination of research and practice findings in professional journals and other venues.

The ACU School of Social Work’s Graduate and Undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, enabling students to receive licensure after graduation.



Spotlights

Krystal Underwood ('11) | Social Work

Krystal Underwood ('11) | Social Work

ACU's mission is "to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world." Some take those words literally. Krystal Underwood is living out that mission statement in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is helping disadvantaged children in the famine-ravaged African nation.
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MSSW students are able to use their strengths and interests in their experiences at ACU to pursue the best career path.
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The faculty in the Social Work department connect with students on an individual basis and help to prepare them to make an impact in their career fields.
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MSSW students pursue a variety of different areas of the field through internships.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes