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Welcome to Shepherd University!

Shepherd University is a public liberal arts university, situated on the western side of the Potomac River at the border between West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This institution is conveniently located within 90 minutes of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and three major international airports. Challenging academic courses, outstanding faculty, and small class sizes offer an excellent education for the serious student. Internships and employment opportunities provide valuable practical experience.

Along with many career, study abroad, and honors opportunities, Shepherd is also the home to the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, the Center for Regional Innovation, The Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications, Agricultural Innovation Center, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, and the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

And all this—in a safe, historically and culturally rich region also noted for four-season sports and recreation—makes Shepherd University a great place for students to engage and learn. Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders, innovators and model citizens. Based on Shepherd’s track record of gainfully employed graduates, we are proud to emphasize that Shepherd students succeed! 

Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D.

Excellence ● Innovation ● Opportunity