Are you ready for the challenge?
In cooperation with the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Social Work has developed plans whereby students can pursue the M.S. in Social Work degree concurrently with the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree.
ACU’s M.S.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is ranked the 3rd best value Christian College Social Work program accredited by the CSWE.
First-Hand Field Experience
At ACU, our Master’s in Social Work curriculum gives students unparalleled field placement opportunities specifically designed to fit their interests, outside commitments, and future career goals.
Master of Science in Social Work
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
Program length: 2 years
Credit hours: 64
Current tuition per credit hour: $1,242
Diversity, Power, and Oppression
Policy Analysis and Practice
Management and Funding for Nonprofit Organizations
Leading and Managing Change in Nonprofit Organizations
School of Social Work
Fall Priority Review: February 16 (Preferred consideration for Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships and Field Placements)
Fall Standard Review: May 1 (deadline may extend if space is available)
Spring – Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-674-2656)
Make a difference
The first year of the program introduces important ideas and concepts that are at the heart of what it means to be a social worker and to engage in evidence-based practice. The second year concentrates on evidence-based social interventions with systems of various sizes. Students also spend a significant amount of time in the ACU MSSW Field Education and Practicum.
The passion to be a voice for those with no voice led Leticia Cisneros (’15) to pursue her MSSW.
- Complete the online application;
- Pay the $65 application fee;
- An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; If undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, the GRE or MAT entrance exam is required. Our GRE code is 6001
- Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
- A personal statement addressing your motivation for graduate studies and entering the social work profession, including reflections on the four themes of the ACU School of Social Work- evidence-based practice, God’s gift of diversity, faith and social work, and social justice;
- A writing sample in the form of a formal graded senior level assignment of at least five pages from the student’s undergraduate work (or acceptable alternative);
- While the standard program accepts students with a bachelor’s degree in any field, students are expected to demonstrate a broad liberal arts background, including two courses from each of the humanities/fine arts, and communication/language. A course in statistics is highly desirable.
Various forms of financial aid are available to assist you with funding your education. Learn more about these opportunities and visit our Graduate Financial Aid page to apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships.