The Graduate School is your starting point for information about graduate education at Shawnee State University.

The faculty of Shawnee State University understand the needs of prospective graduate students. While traditional, on-campus programs are offered, many courses or entire programs are offered on-line or in a blended format. Regardless of delivery method, however, faculty are available on campus when the need arises. Support for students is just a phone call, email, or office visit away!

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Specific program information and admission materials are available by clicking on the program links from this site, or you may also email the Graduate School.

Graduate Program Information

Graduate programs offered by Shawnee State University are housed within individual academic units across campus. The Graduate School is the university’s coordinating unit for all graduate programs and related matters and is directed by the Graduate School Administrator and Associate Provost. A Graduate Manual (PDF) identifies general policies and procedures for campus graduate level programming. A Graduate Council oversees all matters related to graduate education.

Mission Statement

Shawnee State University - the regional state university for Southern Ohio - prepares graduate students for the changing needs of health care, education, business, industry, and other aspects of society through its graduate degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, research, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing graduate education that facilitates students to become independent, life-long learners while teaching students advanced skills in thinking critically, acting ethically, and communicating effectively.

By accomplishing these goals, graduate students will develop themselves as confident professionals who are change agents for their professions and their communities and who value evidence-based knowledge, skills and practice. Further, it is the mission of graduate programs to contribute to their communities through continuing education, community service, research, intellectual discovery, personal and professional development, and enrichment of the workforce.

Angie McAlister

"Working on my Master's is making me a better educator by exposing me to new technologies and new ways to connect with my students. Everything I'm learning is relevant. I'm able to carry it all back into the classroom."

Angie McAlister, SSU M.Ed. student