Accreditation

Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports). In addition to the university’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, individual graduate programs are accredited by the following agencies:

Master of Accounting - The Master of Accounting degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Communication Sciences and Disorders - The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Graduate School of Theology - The 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: MDiv, MA in Christian Ministry, MA, DMin, MA 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.

Marriage and Family Therapy - The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).   

Social Work - The Master of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Education - The Master of Education is a candidate for national accreditation with the Council for Accreditation Educator Preparation (CAEP).

In addition, some ACU Programs hold approval by state or national associations:

School Psychology - The specialist in School Psychology program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP).

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