College of Graduate and Professional Studies

When you continue your education at Abilene Christian University, you will expand on what you already know and gain valuable skills to take into your career and community. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are led by exemplary faculty in a flexible online learning environment that prepares graduates for rewarding careers in education, ministry, business, information technology, therapy and nursing. With courses tailored for working adults, you’ll achieve your academic goals in tandem with your everyday commitments. 

When you continue your education at Abilene Christian University, you will expand on what you already know and gain valuable skills to take into your career and community. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are led by exemplary faculty in a flexible online learning environment that prepares graduates for rewarding careers in education, ministry, business, information technology, therapy and nursing. With courses tailored for working adults, you’ll achieve your academic goals in tandem with your everyday commitments. 

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Opening Doors with a Master’s Degree

Meet Deandra Porter, Master of Science in Organizational Development graduate who’s making a difference in her community while serving as a Texas Senate staffer.

Opening Doors with a Master’s Degree

Meet Deandra Porter, Master of Science in Organizational Development graduate who’s making a difference in her community while serving as a Texas Senate staffer.

College of Graduate and Professional Studies News

Brenda McAdoo, online criminal justice program

On a Mission: Former FBI agent heads new online criminal justice program at ACU

Brenda McAdoo has spent the last 24 years on a mission: to protect the American people from criminals here and terrorists abroad. As a special agent and crisis negotiator with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, she investigated and brought justice to crimes against children, violent crime, organized crime, and international kidnapping. So after retiring from … Continued

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our … Continued

Therapist Consulting Couple, School of Health and Human Services

ACU receives accreditation for online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program

Abilene Christian University has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education for its online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program. The M.M.F.T. degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for graduate students who want the convenience and flexibility of an online program.  The COAMFTE accreditation … Continued

Zaviar Gooden, MBA student

Former NFL linebacker grows his business while earning online MBA

Zaviar Gooden, who played college and professional football before starting his sports and fitness training business, learned from his time in the NFL that hard work and dedication are keys to making dreams come true. Now, he’s focused on his next dream of making his business a success. In partnership with his wife, Alex, a … Continued

RN to B.S.N.

ACU Online launches RN to B.S.N. program

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree offering – Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing – beginning in May 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for licensed RNs who want to pursue a B.S.N. degree while continuing to practice.  “This is a great opportunity for ACU … Continued

Darnisha Carreathers, EDD

Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers, Ed.D., proudly claims – teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother and grandmother – she can now add administrator in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Her latest career move was sparked by a doctorate in organizational leadership from ACU Online. She … Continued

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