Colleges and Academic Departments

Shippensburg University's primary focus is to provide you with an excellent education. Our three colleges, School of Graduate Studies and School of Academic Programs & Services 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.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences focuses on educating undergraduates, providing select high quality graduate programs and delivering the general education program - liberal education in a wide array of disciplines - to the entire campus community.

College of Education and Human Services

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.

John L. Grove College of Business

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.

The Elnetta G. Jones University Center for Student Success and Exploratory Studies

The Elnetta G. Jones University Center and Exploratory Studies uniquely supplements and reinforces the university’s commitments to serve a more diverse student population and to cultivate a learning-centered environment where students persist to graduation. We enrich the teaching and learning mission of the university by delivering specialized, high-impact academic and student enrichment services that empower students to successfully attain their educational goals. We provide this support through these programmatic areas at Shippensburg University:

School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies at Shippensburg University was established in 1961 and now encompasses dozens of programs, offering certificate, master’s, post-master’s and doctoral programs.

Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education

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.