Graduate Programs at Ship

Shippensburg University's School of Graduate Studies offers more than 50 different graduate programs in the areas of Business, Counseling and Social Work, Education, Professional Leadership and Humanities, and Sciences.


Business Administration, MBA


  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management

Counseling and Social Work

Counseling, MS and MEd


  • Clinical Mental Health
  • College Counseling
  • College Student Personnel
  • School Counseling

Social Work, MSW

(with Millersville University)


Curriculum & Instruction, MEd


  • Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Geography/Earth Science
  • Global Languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education

Early Childhood Education, MEd (with optional PK-4 certification)

Literacy, Technology and Reading, MEd

Educational Leadership, MEd

Special Education, MEd


  • Behavior Disorders
  • Comprehensive Certification
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities

STEM Education, MAT

Professional Leadership and Humanities

Applied History, MA (with optional dual MSLS)

Criminal Justice, MS

Communication Studies, MS

Professional Tracks:

  • Digital Media
  • Strategic Public Relations

Organizational Development and Leadership, MS


Public Administration, MPA


Biology, MS

Computer Science, MS


  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Engineering

Geoenvironmental Studies, MS

Information Systems, MS

Psychological Science, MS


  • Applied
  • General Reading
  • Research

Doctoral Programs

Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Jointly offered with Millersville University, Shippensburg University's doctoral program in educational leadership leverages the expertise of faculty and resources of these two NCATE-accredited institutions to provide school administrators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop and implement programs that support the Commonwealth's children in realizing their full academic potential.

Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision

Shippensburg University's Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed to develop expertise in advanced practice and clinical supervision that builds upon a requisite 60-credit master's degree.

This part-time 60-credit program will primarily serve license-eligible and licensed professional counselors who aspire to advance their professional knowledge and standing across advanced practitioner, clinical supervisory, counselor educator, and leadership positions in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Doctorate of Business Administration

The John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University is proud to announce the approval of a new degree program, the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). This innovative doctoral program is the only AACSB-accredited DBA at a public university in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Classes are anticipated to begin in Fall 2021.

Certificate Programs

Post Bachelor's

Post-Master's Certification Programs