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Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration

Graduate Studies Application

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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 #3.  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 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 students must complete one essay question: What do you hope to do with a Master’s 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. Reference letter from a faculty member answering the following question: How is this student prepared for the rigor of graduate school, specifically addressing oral and written communication skills? (Optional)

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