The Mission of the ACU School of Social Work

The Abilene Christian University School of Social Work seeks, within the context of a Christian higher education institution, to:

  1. prepare graduates as effective and ethical professionals who incorporate best evidence in practice;
  2.  promote social justice for vulnerable persons everywhere through service and leadership roles; and
  3. advance social work knowledge through research and other scholarly activities.

This mission provides the driving force for our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in the School of Social Work .

BSSW Program Goals

Goals of the undergraduate program are:

  1. to educate students for generalist social work practice with diverse populations in diverse settings;
  2. to prepare students with a knowledge of social work values and ethics that influence practice behaviors;
  3. to prepare students for roles in the social work profession and in social welfare organizations on multiple levels;
  4. to instill in students an appreciation of human diversity and human rights within the context of human behavior in the social environment; and
  5. to appropriately analyze and contribute to the knowledge base for evidence-informed generalist social work practice.
MSSW Program Goals

Goals of the graduate program are:

  1. to educate students for advanced generalist practice from an evidence based perspective;
  2. to prepare graduates for leadership in the social work profession and in social welfare organizations;
  3. to instill in students an appreciation of human diversity that informs their practice behaviors;
  4. to contribute to the knowledge base for evidence-informed social welfare programs and social work practice; and
  5. to collaborate with community partners to promote social justice and evidence based practice.
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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