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.
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. As a graduate student you can participate in Shepherd’s graduate culture through student advisory councils, serve on university committees like the Student Life and Budget Advisory committees, and have 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 view opportunities for internships, research, and employment.
It’s been a busy year, with many special events for graduate students, and, starting in Fall 2015 Shepherd began its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Click here for more information!
We also have an Accelerated M.B.A. program which allows students to get their bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in only 5 years! Look for more accelerated pathways to advanced study in the near future!
Stay in touch and stay Informed!
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, check out the upcoming events 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 for your degree program, 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, Associate Provost &
Dean, Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
Direct line: 304-876-5651