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Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world. 

About ACU

Founded in 1906, ACU is a regionally accredited, faith-based university that offers a wide range of online and on-campus degree programs in more than 125 different fields of study. Our online graduate programs are designed to provide an accessible, convenient, and high-quality educational experience for working professionals.

Why Choose ACU?

  • Regionally accredited
  • Exceptional academics
  • Recognized leader in mobile learning
  • 100% online programs designed for working professionals
  • Graduate in as few as 18-24 months


ACU’s Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation online program prepares students to analyze, address and manage conflict effectively and professionally.  Multiple theories are explored so students can choose from a variety of methods when in real world situations. Students gain in-depth preparation that is invaluable if seeking a career in dispute resolution or faced with significant peacemaking opportunities.

ACU’s Master of Education in Higher Education online program is designed to prepare you for professional careers in a broad range of higher education settings. This 36-hour program, with an emphasis in College Student Affairs and concentrations in Conflict Management and Enrollment Management, is for recent college graduates, or working student development professionals who reside in a higher education setting and need advanced training. This degree prepares graduates for roles such as residence life director, academic advisor, international student coordinator, financial aid counselor, intramural director, career services advisor, and many others. This degree will also provide a solid foundation for future doctoral work in higher education.

Student Experience

As a student at ACU, you will be part of a Christ-centered learning community; be encouraged to incorporate your faith and professional experiences into your educational experience; and develop meaningful, lifelong relationships with others.

Our faculty is intentional about forming relationships, getting to know you, and taking an interest in you, both in and out of the classroom. As a student, you’ll be encouraged, supported, and mentored by people who are committed to your success and your personal well-being. In addition, you’ll be assigned a dedicated team of advisors that will help you along the way and help you meet your educational goals.

National Honors

  • Consistently ranked among the nation's Top 20 regional universities (West) as determined by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" guide. 
  • Named a 2014 Apple Distinguished School in recognition of a culture of innovation, leadership in the area of mobility, and overall educational excellence.
  • Named one of "America's Best Colleges" in 2016 as determined by Forbes Magazine.
  • The Princeton Review named Abilene Christian University one of the "Best in the West" for 2016.


ACU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.