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The Graduate School

If you are ready to take your academic journey to the next level and join the exciting, rich and rewarding world of graduate school, you will find the right place at Shippensburg University. The Graduate School encompasses dozens of programs. We offer certificate, master’s, post-master’s and doctoral programs.

You will find an impressive list of programs in the areas of business, counseling, social work, education, professional leadership, humanities and sciences.


Explore Graduate Programs


Grad Ad Explore Our ProgramsThese opportunities can help you:

  • Advance your career
  • Enter a new field
  • Improve your skills
  • Stand out as a job candidate

To help you balance academic achievements and the challenges of higher education, we offer graduate assistantships and financial aid to qualified students, as well as a full range of other services from initial entry to graduation. While most programs are offered on the Shippensburg campus, we also have offerings at remote sites and online.


Beginning in Fall ’21, fees are now bundled for our education programs reducing your non-reimbursable costs!

TUITION: $626* per credit

*Tuition for students pursuing education-related graduate degrees and certificates includes the $82 per credit Educational Services Fee (ESF) and $28 per credit Technology Tuition Fee (TTF).

Additional Fees: Comprehensive Health $14 per credit, and Student Union $25 per credit.

Limited to the following programs: 

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd
Education Leadership, MEd
Literacy Studies Certificate 
Literacy, Technology and Reading, MEd
Online Learning, Instruction, and Technology Certificate 
Principal’s Certification

Special Education Supervisory Certification, 
Special Education, MEd, 
STEM Education, MAT, 
Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate

Welcome from Stephanie A. Jirard

Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies

Stephanie Jirard

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Shippensburg University family. You will find our graduate programming offers the best of Ship:  a private school education at a public education price.

Let’s face it, everyone considering graduate studies thinks at one time or another, “Is obtaining additional certification worth my time and effort?” We at Shippensburg understand when the future is uncertain, you may need help navigating the graduate-school decision. Here is what a Shippensburg master's, post-baccalaureate and post-master's degree may mean to you. READ MORE>