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On behalf of everyone in the Shepherd community, welcome to the Divisions of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Shepherd University. These divisions oversee Shepherd's masters programs, continuing education, lifelong learning and professional development courses across a wide range of disciplines. Just click conveniently on the menu drop boxes under degree programs or continuing education for more information!


Our faculty are known for their student-centered approach that encourages creativity and scholarship. In each of the disciplines our programs represent, students flourish by enjoying close contact with faculty mentors and a supportive community of graduate peers. Participate in Shepherd's graduate culture through student advisory councils, service on university committees like the Student Life and Budget committees, opportunities for career advice, connections with professionals in the field, graduate student events and project presentation opportunities. Become a part of the campus community!


If you are a Shepherd graduate checking back to see what's new, we hope you find the program that will fit your future career goals. If you're a new student thinking about attending graduate school and are interested in the possibility of doing so at Shepherd, then you've come to the right place at the right time. Just click on the links under prospective students to apply online, check out the curriculum in your program and opportunities for internships, research, and employment.


I hope we will have the opportunity to invite you to join us as a graduate student at Shepherd University and to participate in shaping the future. As our nation faces extraordinary ethical, social and civic challenges of vast complexity, this is an excellent time to pursue graduate study, enhance your skills and attain your career goals.


We invite you to be a part of this exciting challenge and hope you will be inspired as you browse our graduate studies and university web pages. Stay informed by checking these pages often, reading the graduate newsletter, or "like" the Shepherd University Graduate Studies Facebook page.


Should you have questions about any specific degree program, I encourage you to contact the graduate program coordinator, or your questions can also be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you here on the campus.




Dr. Scott Beard, Dean

Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
Direct line: 304-876-5651


Cell: 240-285-8455



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Graduate Studies and Continuing Education | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5313 | 800-344-5231