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MA-CSDA & MBA – Dual Master’s Degrees

Application Procedures

Master of Arts – College Student Development & Administration & Master of Business Administration – Dual Degree

Please follow the steps listed to complete this application:

  1. Online Application
  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 current Shepherd University students, alumni, and employees.
  4. Please read the statement which relates to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).

International Graduate Students

Dual Degree Curriculum

MA-CSDA & MBA Dual Degree Admissions Requirements:

  1.  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 chooses to leave one of the degree programs, the 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.

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.