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Graduate Programs

Shaw University offers two graduate programs. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies through its Department of Education offers the Master of Science (MS) in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education. The Shaw University Divinity School offers degree programs for the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education degrees.

The graduate catalog describes all of these programs in detail.  Application to these schools can be made from the respective web pages.

The Shaw University Graduate Council, consisting of the chairpersons and faculty from both the Department of Education and the Shaw University Divinity School, oversees the implementation of each graduate program on campus. The Council is charged with reviewing policies and procedures, program handbooks, curriculum changes, and recruitment and retention. A subcommittee of the Graduate Council addresses needs specific to the academic progression of graduate-level students at Shaw University.


The Shaw University graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Shaw University.

The Shaw University Divinity School is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada [10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15275-113: Telephone number: 412-788-6505 or 800-367-8250 ] to award the Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees.

The Graduate Program in Curriculum and Instruction is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.