We are so glad you are taking time to learn about the wealth of academic, entrepreneurial and co-curricular opportunities at Shepherd University. As West Virginia’s public, liberal arts university, we offer a wide range of degree programs in the arts, humanities, social, natural and behavioral sciences, as well as nationally accredited pre-professional programs in art, business, education, music, nursing, social work and recreational studies. We also offer graduate programs in education, business, nursing, college student development and administration, and soon, data analytics and information systems.
We pride ourselves on graduating students who are broadly educated and prepared to meet the challenges of today’s 21st-century global economy. We have an expanding population of international students with resources like Global Shepherd, and new initiatives like the Center for Regional Innovation.
Video by Nancy Cowherd, Scarborough Library • Photos by Cecelia Mason, University Communications
The power of Place!
Shepherd University is located in the Eastern Panhandle of the state in close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. In Shepherdstown, we offer the intimate setting of a liberal arts university in West Virginia’s oldest town, with many cultural offerings, unique merchants, all with easy access to the resources of major metropolitan areas.
Shepherd University’s mission as a public liberal arts university embraces a diverse community of learners, with Shepherd as a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas. Our core values of learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility and community shape our students’ educational experience and prepare our students to be contributing citizens globally, in their communities and professions.
Shepherd is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). COPLAC’s mission is to identify and support high quality public liberal arts and sciences institutions. This is an honor reserved for one institution per state and represents our University’s focus on traditional liberal arts disciplines; opportunities for student and faculty interaction; a critical mass of students in a residential environment; student participation in co-curricular activities, as well as a clear commitment to cultural diversity.
At Shepherd, we seek to distinguish ourselves through innovative education and memorable student experiences. We are committed to enhancing the academic brand of the university through supporting, recognizing, and celebrating the scholarship and creative endeavors of students, faculty and staff both inside and outside the classroom. We have a strong commitment to civic engagement and experiential learning through internships and co-ops. These important opportunities provide practical experience as students transition from courses into careers.
We hope this virtual visit will encourage you to come see us in person! Contact admissions to make an appointment to visit our campus. For those already a part of the Shepherd community, please visit these pages often for the latest information in Academic Affairs, like the faculty resources page, or all of the teaching tools and information from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
I look forward to seeing you on campus, on German Street, or stop by Academic Affairs in Ikenberry Hall for a visit!
Dr. Scott Beard, Acting Provost • 304-876-5176
Academic Affairs in the news, November 2017-February 2018:
- Faculty Research Forum to feature February 12 talk about mathematical induction
- Debate and Forensics Team does well in Canadian tournament
- Department of Social Work hosts international scholars
- WISH offers funding for area nonprofits, Shepherd University
- Plautz is West Virginia Professor of the Year finalist
- Potomac Applied Business Company gets first contract, hires student interns
- Academic Community Outreach to host January 25 high school dual enrollment information night
- Department of Contemporary Art and Theater to participate in International Women’s Voices
- Department of Nursing to unveil a major new light-based health initiativeDay
- Adam Booth to host February 11 Speak Story Series fundraiser
- Murtagh offers mindfulness meditation series beginning February 6
- Shepherd to host second annual Musical Showcase for Scholarships on March 2
- Shepherd’s July NEH Summer Institute accepting applications from teachers
- Shepherd launches exchange program with Scottish university
- HPERS, nursing students to help with W.Va. National Guard fitness program
- Ghahremani, Murphy receive grants to purchase equipment.
- Dr. Broomall was asked to participate in an annual tour of Antietam National Battlefield run by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Click here for his tour and lecture!