Further Your Education, Advance Your Career

Abilene Christian University and Arms of Hope have partnered together to offer a unique experience for Arms of Hope students, families, and employees.

Abilene Christian University and Arms of Hope have partnered together to offer a unique experience for Arms of Hope students, families, and employees.

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ACU knows every student’s journey is unique and we believe everyone can be successful, given the right tools and support. Whether you are hoping to advance in your current field or change to an entirely new one, furthering your education is the first step towards that change. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership in both their personal and professional lives.

One of America’s Best Colleges

Newsweek Top Online Colleges 2024

Recognized as one of America’s Top Online Colleges for the third consecutive year by Newsweek and Statista Inc., ACU proudly stands among the nation’s premier online institutions. Seamlessly combining a top-tier education with the flexibility of an online format, ACU Online offers you a transformative learning experience. Discover the perfect balance of academic excellence and online convenience as you chart your course to success with ACU.


Tuition Benefit

As an Arms of Hope student, family, or employee, you are eligible for a 20% reduction on tuition across all ACU online programs. Additionally, our standard $50 application fee will be waived when you apply. All new online students are eligible for a variety of scholarship opportunities dedicated to our online students. Because tuition varies by program, you should connect with an advisor to discuss tuition and additional resources available to you to fund your education.

Online Community

With our online degree programs, you’ll focus on one or two class(es) at a time during each seven-week session. Whether your concerns are time, funding, or scheduling, your dedicated advisor is ready to help you figure out a solution that works for you.

Why ACU?

  • 100% online
  • Fully accredited degree programs from a top-ranked Texas school
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement for graduate programs
  • No SAT or ACT requirement for undergraduate programs
  • Designed for busy working adults
  • Supportive, like-minded community
  • Faculty of Christian scholars and professionals

*Some programs require residency

Tools & Resources

ACU Online students have access to:

Online Programs at ACU

Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services

ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services focuses on learning about optimal human development and relationships from infancy through adulthood, with the purpose of addressing the evolving definition of family.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

This program focuses on three areas: leadership and ethics; the healthcare system; and technical and foundational competencies. You’ll have the knowledge and skillset to stand out to future employers in the largest sector of the U.S. economy.

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Our COAMFTE-accredited 60 credit–hour online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program combines practical training in couple, family and child therapy, mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, with emphasis placed on assessment and diagnostic processes.


For the fifth year in a row, ACU is the highest-ranking university in Texas in the U.S. News & World Report “Programs to Look For” benchmarks focused on student success – placing in five of eight categories this year. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense. Whether you’re married and juggling work and kids, or a single professional meeting the demands of a growing career, ACU Online can fit into your busy life.