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2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog 
2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appalachian Studies Certificate (Graduate)

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The Appalachian Studies Certificate is a non-degree, 15-hour program composed of an introductory foundation course (APST 501 - Appalachia in Time, Place, and People ), a graduate capstone research experience (RESR 601 - Independent Research Seminar ), and 9 hours of electives from an interdisciplinary selection that can be tailored to meet individual education goals.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Students wishing to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies may enroll as a certificate-only student or may pursue the certificate while working toward any graduate degree, as certificate study will serve to add an extra dimension to one’s understanding of the region and better serve students’ workforce and professional goals.
  • Students interested in the Appalachian Studies Certificate Program should apply for graduate studies admission to Shepherd University as a Certificate/Professional Development student, selecting on the application form Certificate in Appalachian Studies.  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.5 minimum GPA in order to apply.

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