Colleges and Academic Departments

Shippensburg University's primary focus is to provide you with an excellent education. Our three colleges and Office for Exploratory Studies strive to serve our students' academic goals and needs, offering a variety of academic resources and support programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty members with strong knowledge of their disciplines and a commitment to teaching conduct all our classes. Our programs, many nationally accredited, allow you to develop the skills you'll need to succeed.

The Mission of the College of Education and Human Services is preparing students to be competent human service professionals and to provide leadership directed toward encouraging collaboration in the development and application of theory, research, policy, resources, practices, and innovative models. 

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The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Over the last four decades, our College of Business has established a tradition of excellence. In 1981, we became the first school in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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The School of Academic Programs and Services is responsible for eight programmatic areas at Shippensburg University. These include: the Office for Exploratory Studies, the Office of Disability Services, the Learning Center, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Program and minority retention, the Academic Success Program (Act101), Academic Support for Student Athletes, campus-wide placement testing, and advisor development. 

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The  School of Graduate Studies currently enrolls 1,100 graduate students in master's degree, post-master & supervisory certification, and doctoral level programs.

The Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE) collaborates with the academic colleges to develop, administer, and support courses, certificates, and degrees that address the professional development, continuing education, and service needs of south-central Pennsylvania.