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MA-CSDA & MBA – Dual Master’s Degrees

Graduate Studies Application

Dual Degree Curriculum

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International Graduate Students

General Application Procedures
Please follow the steps listed to complete this application:

  1. Save a copy of the .pdf application to your desktop.
  2. The application is required of all degree-seeking students, regardless of whether you are interested in part-time or full-time studies.
  3. A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required of all applicants, except for those parties listed in 4.  A check or money order, payable to Shepherd University, should be sent with this application form to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  4. Application fees are waived for current Shepherd students, alumni, and employees.
  5. Please read the statement which relates to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).

CSDA and MBA Dual Degrees  Admission Requirements:

1. Entrants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with either a 2.75 in all undergraduate coursework OR meet the requirements for conditional admission.

2. CSDA/MBA students must complete one essay question: What do you hope to do with a dual degrees in the MBA and MA in College Student Development and Administration?

3. Writing Sample: 5-7 pages of a previously written research paper OR submit a 5-7 page research paper discussing a current trend in higher education.

4. Resume.

5.  Two letters of recommendation.

Applicants must be admitted to both programs to be eligible. If student choses to leave one of the degree programs, this student must complete the Academic Change Form and meet all degree requirements for the degree in which the student remains.  MBA concentrations are not an option.

Deadline for fall applicants seeking to participate in assistantship interview process: February 15

Deadline for fall applicants not interested in assistantship interviews: July 31

Deadline for spring applicants: November 15

M.B.A. Foundations Program

Because some foundational experience in accounting, statistics, and economics is crucial to success in the Shepherd M.B.A. program, students admitted to the MBA/MA-CSDA dual degrees program must meet three content area prerequisites: Accounting, Statistics, and Economics. Foundational courses at the undergraduate level must have been taken within the last seven years with a grade of “C” or higher.

Applicants who lack this undergraduate coursework can fulfill the foundational requirements in one of three ways:

Foundational courses must be completed within the 9 credits of the MBA content of the MBA/MA-CSDA dual degrees program.