Master of Science in Social Work

Master of Science in Social Work (M.S.S.W.)

ACU’s Master of Science in Social Work program seeks 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.

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Master of Science in Social Work (M.S.S.W.)

  • ACU was one of the first graduate social work programs in the nation to emphasize an evidence-based practice curriculum.
  • Very high level of academic rigor and one of the less than 5% of M.S.S.W. accredited programs that requires a master's thesis.
  • Program available through ‘remote learning’ for advanced year placements and coursework. Classes scheduled conveniently for one day per week (advanced year) or two days per week (foundation year).
  • Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). One of the few CSWE accredited M.S.S.W. programs that integrates faith into the social work curriculum.
  • Prepares graduates to be competent practitioners who are able to incorporate their faith and best evidence into practice.
  • Collaborative opportunities between faculty and students take place through clinical research, presentations, and publication.  

Student Spotlight

ACU's Master of Science in Social Work student Kaitlin Puckett shares what drove her to become a social worker.

Remote Learning

ACU's Master of Science in Social Work offers an accelerated, Advanced Standing program in which student's may complete course work through remote learning.


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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