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International Graduate Admissions

Graduate Application and Costs

Degree Application

Welcome! We are very excited that you are considering applying to Shepherd University to continue your education. Shepherd has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best colleges and universities in the southeastern United States. We are confident that you will experience an excellent education as well as a vibrant campus and community life. With its proximity to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Shepherd welcomes students from around the world for degree study and for study while on exchange from a home university. To apply, please see the general degree program requirements and follow the instructions below:

1.  Complete the Graduate Studies online application for admission.

2.  Submit $40 nonrefundable application fee.

3.  Submit one of the following in order to satisfy the academic record requirement:

a).  Education outside the United States

b).  Education inside the United States

c). General policy governing the award of transfer credit:

4.  Submit one of the following in order to satisfy the English proficiency requirement:

*Note: The English language requirement may be waived if:
A.) The applicant is a national of one of Shepherd University’s approved English speaking nations. Currently, our approved nations are Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. OR
B.) Within the past three years, the applicant has studied full-time, for at least one academic year with English as the language of instruction.

5. Provide proof of financial support to cover the tuition and living expenses for one academic year (9 months). We estimate this amount to be $26,730 USD. Proof of financial support may be demonstrated in several ways:

6.  Provide a copy of your Passport Information Page.

7.  Provide a copy of your current immigration status (relevant documents, approval notices, form I-94, etc.), if you are residing in the United States.

Applications for admission must be submitted online. All additional documents should be sent to:

Mailing Address Shepherd University
Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV


Estimated International Graduate Degree-Seeking Student Budget for 2018-2019 (*actual costs may vary slightly)

As a public university, Shepherd University requires non-residents of West Virginia to pay out-of-state tuition and fees. Limited financial aid is available and an application for graduate financial aid should be submitted with the application for admission.

Tuition                                                             $11,880

Books and Supplies                                         $1,250

Room and Board                                             $11,000

Medical Insurance                                           $600

Personal                                                           $2,000

Total                                                                $26,730 USD

Health Insurance: All international students are required to have medical health insurance coverage.

Matriculation: When a student has been accepted for admission as a degree-seeking student, a $100 USD matriculation fee is to be paid before immigration documents will be issued. This nonrefundable fee reserves a space in the entering class.