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Whether you’re interested in starting a graduate degree, completing an undergraduate program, enhancing your career, or just learning something new, Shepherd University has the right option for you. Regardless of what stage you are at in your life, our dedicated faculty and staff are ready to help you take the next step with a wide variety of convenient and affordable educational opportunities.

Graduate Studies

Shepherd offers master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction, teaching, college student development administration, and business administration; a doctor of nursing practice degree; and a certificate program in Appalachian studies. MORE

Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA)

Shepherd’s RBA program allows adult learners the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree without the requirement of a major. Students with previous college coursework, military experience, or an associate’s degree could complete the RBA, and work and life experience can also be used to earn credit towards the RBA. MORE

Martinsburg Center

In addition to housing the Master of Business Administration (MBA), RBA, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, Shepherd’s Martinsburg Center also offers the Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) track and Special Education Endorsement. Best of all, the Martinsburg Center is ideally located off of Interstate 81, convenient to the West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania communities. MORE

Continuing Education

Shepherd offers professional graduate education courses for teacher recertification; continuing education units for professional graduate studies in areas other than education; and continuing education courses for the general public. MORE

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at Shepherd is dedicated to mature learners in the community who wish to engage in stimulating and fun discussions and activities in an academic setting. MORE