2021-2022 Academic Catalog June 1, 2021- May 31, 2022 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog June 1, 2021- May 31, 2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Studies

Educational Goals

Concord University's graduate programs are designed to foster advanced skills, knowledge, and attitudes applicable to each program of study.

  • Skills:  Demonstrate advanced skills in a student's respective program of study.
  • Knowledge:  Demonstrate advanced knowledge in a student's respective program of study.
  • Attitude:  Demonstrate advanced ethical principles in a student's respective program of study.

Masters Degrees include:

  1. Master of Arts in Health Promotion (MAHP)  
  2. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)   
  3. Master of Business Administration (MBA)  
  4. Master of Education (MED)  *
  5. Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)  
  6. Master of Social Work (MSW)  

Certificate Only Programs include:

The University offers two certificate programs for graduate students who possess a Master's degree in an education-related field:

  1. Educational Leadership and Supervision Certificate Program (PreK- Adult)

  2. Reading Specialist Certificate Program (PreK-Adult)

Academic Standing

To be in good academic standing, a graduate student must maintain a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA. Any student falling below the graduate cumulative GPA requirement of 3.00 will be placed on Graduate Academic Probation (G1). If the student fails to earn a GPA of 3.00 or better in their next graduate semester of enrollment, they will be academically dismissed (G3-Graduate Academic Dismissal) from the University. Any graduate student academically dismissed has the option to sit out the designated semester of suspension or to appeal their academic suspension and/or financial aid ineligibility to the University's Appeals Committee. If the Appeals Committee agrees to academically reinstate the student for an additional semester, the student will be classified as graduate probation by approval (G4-Graduate Probation by Approval). If a student placed on academic probation meets the minimum semester GPA requirement (3.00) during their next semester of enrollment but fails to increase their overall cumulative GPA to 3.00, he/she will be academically eligible to return the next semester on continued academic probation (G2-Graduate Continued Probation). If a student increases his/her cumulative GPA to 3.00 or better, after being placed on graduate academic probation, he/she will be removed from graduate probation (G0-Graduate Probation Removed).

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available for most graduate level students who carry at least six (6) credit hours during a semester of enrollment at Concord University. Nine (9) credit hours are considered a full-time load at the graduate level. Students must be enrolled in courses that apply directly to their program of study in order to qualify for financial aid. Students enrolled in Certificate Only programs of study are ineligible for financial aid. Students are evaluated at the end of every academic term. All students are evaluated on three standards: (1) grade point average (qualitative measure), (2) credit hour completion ratio (quantitative measure), and (3) maximum time frame. To maintain eligibility under SAP, students must meet all three standards. The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) is available on the University's website. Students who fail to make academic progress during a semester of enrollment may become subject to the Federal Unofficial Withdrawal Policy. This policy may be viewed in detail at the following link:  Withdrawal from the University  .

Tuition Reduction Program* (MED Program Only)

Concord University offers a discounted rate to eligible teachers employed in select counties. This tuition reduction is available to full-time teachers in Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, McDowell, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia, and Bland, Giles, and Tazewell Counties in Virginia. Graduate students requesting this fee must provide proof of full-time employment to the Graduate Coordinator.

Financial Aid is available for students who carry a full course load of nine credit hours and are enrolled in the full 36-hour program. Inquiries may be directed to the Financial Aid Office.