Communication & English
Department of Communication and Sociology
At ACU, we believe our graduate communication program provides the insights, information and skills necessary to be successful in all walks of life—from the mission field to the editorial department to the board room. A Master of Arts in communication from ACU gives you the foundational skills you need to improve teamwork, resolve conflicts, build leadership skills and communicate clearly and graciously.
ACU’s M.A. in communication offers a diverse yet integrated path of study. Here, you grow personally and professionally as you enhance your communication skills and learn how you can make a difference wherever your career aspirations lead you.
Master of Arts in Communication
This 36-credit hour resident graduate program in communication is designed to be completed in two years. With thesis and non-thesis options, the degree can also set a foundation for further study.
Our program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships in teaching, research and in our Speaking Center — opportunities that are also rich in real-world learning experiences. We also offer several opportunities to study abroad each academic year.
Department of Language & Literature
We interpret and reveal our dreams through words. We generate ideas and make them known through language. A firmer grasp of how we think, speak and communicate through language helps us grow and achieve more in every aspect of our lives. At Abilene Christian University, we know a graduate education in English develops and refines you in a way that will prepare you for a better, brighter future.
Master of Arts in English
ACU’s Master of Arts in English will take your language and literature proficiency to the next level. Our two-year residential program offers one-on-one mentorship, small class sizes, a diverse faculty of Christian scholars — and a summer in Oxford, England. We also have graduate assistantship opportunities designed to build your experience portfolio through tutoring, teaching and research.
NOTE: Must be proficient in the English language for admissions consideration.