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Graduate Programs

Shaw University offers two graduate programs.

Application to these programs can be made from the respective web pages.

The Shaw University Graduate Council, consisting of the chairpersons and faculty from both the Division of Education, Social Work, and Child Development and the 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.


Both 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  Arts in Christian Educaiton degrees.

Shaw University's Education program is accredited by NCATE. Please see link for program information provided in accordance with NCATE.