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2023-2024 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Shepherd University Catalog

Dual Degrees: MA-CSDA and MA-Appalachian Studies


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The Masters of Arts (M.A.) in College Student Development and Administration and Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies is a 60-credit-hour program designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and are interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, or other higher education administrative roles as well as understanding the region of Appalachia and the special cultural and historic heritage of the region in order to enhance one’s work developing and contribution to the higher educational constructs of Appalachia.

Courses are offered in the evening, both virtual and in-person as well as online asynchronous courses. The dual degree program combines courses in student development theory, assessment, social justice, leadership and ethics, as well as Appalachian history, literature, culture and heritage courses that enhance understanding of the region.

Curriculum for Master of Arts, College Student Development and Administration, and Master of Arts, Appalachian Studies


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