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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.


CEU Opportunity

Do you need ethics CEUs? Come to our workshop: Technology & Ethics in Social Work Practice. This workshop, hosted by the ACU School of Social Work, will provide 3 hours of continuing education in ETHICS for licensed social workers in Texas.



Kaitlin Pegoda ('15) | Social Work

Kaitlin Pegoda ('15) | Social Work

Kaitlin Pegoda is on a mission to impact her world through research. She’s currently conducting studies at Hendrick Medical Center to gather information on how to provide interventions and proactive measures of care for people in the battle against cancer.

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ACU ranks 3rd among the 35 Best Value Christian Colleges with a CSWE-accredited Social Work Program in 2015. Read more

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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.
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.
MSSW students pursue a variety of different areas of the field through internships.
MSSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
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