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

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

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

ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of … Continued

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

ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories

Randy Brewer (’93), producer of award-winning music videos for Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, is putting his talent to work for his alma mater creating a series of TV commercials to air throughout Texas beginning in July. Brewer, founder of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures, has created memorable work with dozens of high-profile clients, including Underwood, Swift, Verizon, Brad … Continued

Keri Croy, MBA online student

Croy discovers side benefits to pursuing online MBA

Big things await ACU Online student Keri Croy, a talented and passionate payroll specialist. She’s currently pursuing her MBA in hopes of scoring a promotion — but along the way, she’s gaining so much more. In addition to benefiting from the business curriculum of her MBA program, she’s learning about Christ-centered leadership, which she hopes … Continued

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