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Apply to Shepherd University’s Graduate Studies Program

Admission to graduate study at Shepherd University is processed on a rolling basis.  Applications are considered complete when the application, the application fee, and all supporting materials are on file with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Some degrees have specific requirements beyond the general ones for all graduate students — see below for this complete list.  Program Coordinators in conjunction with the Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies make final decisions on all applications.

Title IX Coordinator: Annie Lewin, J.D., Gardiner Hall 120, (304) 876 -5041

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Please note:

International Students

Shepherd University welcomes students from around the world for graduate degree study. Shepherd has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best colleges and universities in the southeastern United States. We are confident that our campus community will provide you with an excellent academic and personal experience. Learn more about how to apply here.

Application Materials

Make sure your application includes the following materials:

Email your materials to or mail them to the Graduate Studies office at:

School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Byrd Science Center, Room 212
Shepherd University
P.O. Box 5000
203 North King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Supporting Application Materials: By Program

Appalachian Studies (M.A.)

College Student Development Administration (M.A.)

Data Analytics and Information Systems (M.S.)

Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.)

Teaching (M.A.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

College Student Development Administration/MBA Dual Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice