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Welcome! We are thrilled to welcome you back to campus this fall!
Shepherd offers a wide range of degree programs in the arts, humanities, social, natural and behavioral sciences, as well as nationally accredited pre-professional programs in art, business, education, music, nursing, social work and recreational studies. We also offer graduate programs in education, business, data analytics, nursing, college student development and administration, and our newest graduate program, Appalachian Studies. We also have a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Criminal Justice! Click here for more information.
We pride ourselves on graduating students who are broadly educated and prepared to meet the challenges of today’s 21st-century global economy. We have an expanding population of international students and new opportunities for students and faculty through Strategic Research Initiatives and more! We have new services like 24/7 access to tutoring with tutor.com and are keeping an eye on cost$, with discounts for digital course materials through Follett Access and the bookstore.
Shepherd University is located in the Eastern Panhandle of the state in close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. In Shepherdstown, we offer the intimate setting of a liberal arts university in West Virginia’s oldest town, with many cultural offerings, unique merchants, all with easy access to the resources of major metropolitan areas.
Who We Are
Shepherd University’s mission as a public liberal arts university embraces a diverse community of learners, with Shepherd as a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas. Our core values of learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility and community shape our students’ educational experience and prepare our students to be contributing citizens globally, in their communities and professions.
Shepherd is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
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At Shepherd, we seek to distinguish ourselves through innovative education and memorable student experiences. We are committed to enhancing the academic brand of the university through supporting, recognizing, and celebrating the scholarship and creative endeavors of students, faculty and staff both inside and outside the classroom. We have a strong commitment to civic engagement and experiential learning through internships and co-ops. These important opportunities provide practical experience as students transition from courses into careers.
We hope this virtual visit will encourage you to come see us in person! Contact admissions to make an appointment to visit our campus. For those already a part of the Shepherd community, please visit these pages often for the latest information in Academic Affairs, like the faculty resources page, or all of the teaching tools and information from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
I look forward to seeing you on campus, around town, or stop by Academic Affairs in Ikenberry Hall for a visit! We are here for YOU!
Dr. Scott Beard, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs • 304-876-5176