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Why Obtaining A Master of Education Is Worth It

It’s no secret that teachers are getting burnt out nowadays. From navigating Zoom classrooms to caring for children from diverse socioeconomically and ethnic backgrounds, to being asked to juggle more items than they can handle, teachers today are wondering if they truly knew what they were getting into when they signed up to become educators. … Continued

Student Spotlight: Katrina Pfefferle

Some people are born researchers – always investigating, observing, and curious. Others, like Katrina Pfefferle, are made for it. Known for her lively personality and acute sense of understanding complex biological concepts, Katrina perfectly embodies not only the spirit of Caris Life Sciences, but also the attitude and drive of a typical ACU Online student. … Continued

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Credentials Inflation: Are Masters Degrees the New Bachelors?

If you take a dive into the world of job posting sites, there’s a good chance that you’ll find employers seeking applicants with the preferred qualification of having earned a master’s or graduate degree. Whether it be in business, finance, healthcare administration, or even communications, more organizations are noticing a higher quality in applicants who … Continued

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The Growing Field of Precision Medicine Analytics

The word analytics can sometimes sound more daunting than what it really is. For starters, analytics sounds mathematical, logical and by comparison, too intimidating for those who consider themselves less so. And while the field of analytics does involve taking into account statistics, computer software, and data, universities are seeing the benefits of offering certificates … Continued

ACU Online Launches Military Tuition Assistance program

To further assist our active duty military service members, Abilene Christian University is proud to launch our Military Tuition Assistance program designed to recognize the financial challenges faced when pursuing a higher education.  According to research experts, 888,300 of United States Armed Forces personnel held at least a high school diploma compared to 194,000 who … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marcia Sotelo

Dr. Marcia Sotelo might be new to her role as the program director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice for ACU Online, but she is certainly not to the field of nursing and education. Self-proclaimed as a lifelong learner, Dr. Sotelo has allowed her life’s work and experience to guide her to where she is … Continued

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Most Influential Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing as thousands take a moment to reflect and reminisce about the hundreds of Hispanic Americans who have made great strides in all areas of life. Whether it’s breaking racial and gender barriers, giving back to their communities, introducing sounds and beats never heard before, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month … Continued


Student Spotlight: Kayla Perez

Three words can be used to describe Kayla Perez: bright, young, and full of life. As a self-proclaimed Houston, Texas native and proud Latina, Kayla Perez is the perfect example of a go-getter. From studying around the clock to taking care of her horses to spending time with her boyfriend and family, Kayla doesn’t let … Continued