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Abilene Christian University and Caris Life Sciences have partnered together to offer a unique experience for employees of Caris Life Sciences.

Abilene Christian University and Caris Life Sciences have partnered together to offer a unique experience for employees of Caris Life Sciences.

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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 2024Recognized 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 employee of Caris Life Sciences, you are eligible for a 10% 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. 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*
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement
  • Designed for busy working adults
  • Supportive, like-minded community

*Some programs require residency

Tools & Resources

ACU Online students have access to:

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Our team is ready to make sure all of your questions are answered and can even walk you through the application process. Contact Kay or start your application now.

Kay Doss
Admissions Manager

Precision Medicine Programs at ACU

Master of Science in Precision Medicine

Master of Science in Precision Medicine

Our Master of Science in Precision Medicine program will provide students with both theory and skills to apply the latest molecular diagnostic techniques and analytics procedures to assist in the planning and implementation of precise treatment protocols for patients confronting serious illness, as well as a foundation for effective laboratory management.

Certificate in Precision Medicine

Certificate in Precision Medicine

Our Certificate in Precision Medicine program is designed for medical professionals, clinical researchers, and healthcare administrators seeking foundational scientific and operations expertise pertinent to the evolving clinical advances in precision medicine.

Certificate in Precision Medicine Administration

Certificate in Precision Medicine Administration

Our Certificate in Precision Medicine Administration program provides an introduction to the science of precision medicine through teaching the biology of cancer, while also emphasizing major concepts in healthcare administration, such as health policy, revenue cycle management, informatics, and innovations and trends in healthcare.

Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics

Our Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics bridges the gap between data and biomedical science to better serve patients and revolutionize healthcare. This program was developed for clinical researchers, base scientists, and medical professionals who are looking to strengthen their current knowledge of biomedicine and analytics.

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Healthcare Administration

Taught through a Christian worldview, our program prepares leaders in medical organizations by focusing on innovation in the healthcare industry and exploring how faith shapes the ethical challenges of patient care. Three concentrations of study available.

Healthcare administrator

Certificate in Healthcare Administration

This graduate certificate provides an introduction to leadership and health policy and allows you to customize your experience by selecting from a number of healthcare administration courses, such as strategic planning, revenue cycle management, informatics, and innovations and trends in healthcare.

Why Get an Online Degree from ACU?

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.


ACU News


Student Spotlight: Katrina Pfefferle

If there’s one thing Katrina Pfefferle wants everyone to know, it is that it’s never too late to find your purpose and place in this world. As both a highly motivated lab manager at Caris Life Sciences and current student in the Master of Science in Precision Medicine program, Katrina is passionate about telling anyone that they, too, can achieve their academic goals. All it takes is to let go and let life take you there.

precision medicine

The Growing Field of Precision Medicine Analytics

As data science continues to become more essential for medical research, efforts to upskill scientists are now a necessity. In our online Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics, you can begin to learn the ins and outs of medical research combined with machine learning, data analytics, and computer engineering. Learn more about why this field is growing and how you can be a part of it.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Allison Sherier

Working as a scientist at Caris Life Sciences and adjunct professor in the Precision Medicine program at ACU Online, Dr. Allison Sherier is highly interested in furthering both the educational development of her fellow Caris colleagues as well as graduate students interested in oncological research. As part of the growing Precision Medicine program, Dr. Sherier is deeply invested in seeing how her courses can impact students to become driven researchers dedicated to advancing cancer science and treatments.

David D. Halbert honorary doctorate

ACU awards honorary doctorate to David D. Halbert

As part of Commencement exercises Saturday, May 13, Abilene Christian University presented David D. Halbert with an honorary doctorate. Halbert is the chairman, founder and CEO of Caris Life Sciences, a pioneering precision medicine company that helps patients receive better quality care through access to individualized medicine.

Student Spotlight: Dr. Maggie Walters

Fresh out of college from sunny Arizona, Maggie Walters always knew she wanted to serve patients with the power and knowledge of biotechnology. Working in the pathology department at Caris Life Sciences and finishing her master’s degree in Precision Medicine with a 4.0 GPA, Maggie is a testament to what it means to joyfully care for patients battling cancer throughout the world.

Jon Wiener

Faculty Spotlight: Jon Wiener

Dr. Jon Wiener is one of the country’s leading minds in cancer research and microbiology. From leading teams at world-class medical centers to serving as an academic dean to teaching biology at local community colleges, all of these opportunities have led Jon to his current position as the program director for Precision Medicine at ACU Online. Jon is hyper-focused on building a program that equips dedicated scientists and researchers in the collaborative efforts of technology and medicine to prevent and detect cancer and other illnesses early on.