Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university is located in Abilene, Texas, United States and offers a range of master’s degree courses.
  • Average Tuition USD 20,500
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 4,544
  • Total Annual Cost USD 34,400
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Abilene Christian University (ABU) is a non-profit academic institution with a core focus on producing innovative leaders with strong Christian values. Through its four major academic colleges - college of Biblical studies, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration and College of Education and Human Sciences, the university offers a variety of master’s degree programs. ACU is nationally recognized as a leader in educational innovation as the school integrates mobile-learning technology into the teaching and learning environment and its faculty members participate in pioneering innovative projects. During their time in school, students are allowed to network with professionals in their fields to help them gain valuable on-the-job experience before they graduate. In addition, ACU enriches student experience through summer internships with top firms in various fields across the world, and semester-long study abroad opportunities. Notable ACU alumni include Gordon Bethune - Former CEO, Continental Airlines, Max Lucado – Author, Ted pod - a member of the U.S House of Representatives, and Dr. Janice Massey - Neurologist.
  • 01Abilene Christian University is ranked amongst the top 18 universities in the west of the U.S.
  • 02ACU is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Master Programs

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Clinical Psychology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Communication

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    English

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Master of Divinity; Christian Ministry

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Occupational Therapy

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Psychology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Social Work

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Teaching & Learning

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA

    Theology

    USD 19,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 622
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 495

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Average SAT Score 1640

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    ACU offers some scholarship options to master’s degree students some of which are the graduate school of theology (GST) scholarship, graduate students scholarship application for non-GST students), and a host of other student loan options and graduate assistantships.

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    Established in 1906

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    Even though applicaitons are accepted year round it is recommended that all applciaiton relevant materials are submitted to the University no later than 60 days before the term starts.

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          • Testimony
            1989-1990, MA

            Great Education - Exceptional Learning Environment

            The classes were engaging, the faculty energized and interested in the students and more than that, always coaching you on some of the "gray" areas that so often crop up in life and require delicate decisions and actions. I would not be the person I am without having attended ACU. And I certainly wouldn't have been able to weather some of the less than reputable work situations and power hungry individuals without the building blocks established here.

          • Testimony
            1967-1971, BS Bus Admin

            A Grat Heritage for Chrstin Base Education

            Beside the fact that my grandmother, parents, brother and sister, wife and enough other relatives that could fill the HMS Queen Mary are alumni of Abilene Christian, I look back on my years at ACU with fond memories and great appreciation for the professors, staff and other alumni who mentored and encouraged me in so many ways throughout the years. The life-long friendships established and cultivated at ACU and the Christian based education I received helped set me on a path for success in both the professional and personal aspects of my life.

          • Testimony
            1993-1997, MBA

            Outstanding Community and High Quality Education

            Studying at COBA, I am extremely grateful for the personal interest the faculty and staff took in developing and equipping me for my career and calling. I hold my professors and the school leadership in very high regard and reflect back on the time in my life with gratitude.