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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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Leaving a Legacy

Meet Edmund Garcia, military veteran, pastor, family man and first-generation college student at ACU Online. Attaining his bachelor’s degree in Integrated Studies created a clearer vision for his dreams.

Leaving a Legacy

Meet Edmund Garcia, military veteran, pastor, family man and first-generation college student at ACU Online. Attaining his bachelor’s degree in Integrated Studies created a clearer vision for his dreams.

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America's Top Online Colleges 2022

ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Since 2015, ACU Online has significantly grown our online degree offerings in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said … Continued

Dr. Jeff Frey

ACU Names New Vice President of Innovation and Business Development

Dr. Jeff Frey has been named vice president of innovation and business development at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. As vice president, Frey will be responsible for developing a new business unit that forms innovative partnerships with businesses creating direct employment pathways for ACU students. This initiative will accurately match people with professions … Continued

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Top 10 Best Jobs Of 2022—And How To Get Them At ACU Online

Recently, U.S. News & World Report posted their 100 Best Jobs for 2022. These jobs were chosen as the best careers to jump into this year for a variety of factors: good pay, room for growth and advancement, well-matched to in-demand skills, reasonable stress levels, and a rewarding work-life balance. Below, we’ve listed the top … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ben Ries

“To be formed vocationally and live in our vocational identity is primarily a task of learning how to pay better attention,” said Dr. Ben Ries, associate dean for vocational formation at ACU Online. Vocational formation is about paying attention—but sometimes it seems like the entire world is conspiring to distract and prevent anybody from paying … Continued

ACU signs innovative partnership agreement with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Abilene Christian University is now an official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and will be providing customized academic learning opportunities for players and staff through ACU Online. In addition to the traditional benefits of a sponsored partnership, the Rangers approached ACU with ideas for a more in-depth collaboration. After discussions and … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Dr. Shecarra Cook

It was a presentation that changed the trajectory of Shecarra Cook’s life. She didn’t know it at the time, though. It was 2012; and Shecarra was in San Antonio, Texas for a nurse practitioner conference with some of her nursing colleagues and friends. She’d just started as a nurse at Baylor Scott & White Family … Continued

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