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Welcome to the College of Professional Studies at West Virginia State University. Our students, faculty and staff congratulate you in taking the first step in reaching your academic goals. The mission of our College is to prepare qualified professionals to serve and lead in a global society. Rich in tradition, the College is organized around some of the University’s earliest developed programs. Students can choose from academic programs in EducationHealth and Human PerformanceSocial Work and Criminal Justice. In addition, the College houses Military Science/ROTC as an elective course of study specializing in management, leadership, and life skills.

Our highly qualified, experienced, and diverse faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a positive learning environment where you can experience academic success in your quest for a successful career. The College of Professional Studies offers innovative and meaningful learning experiences through active student engagement and collaboration with peers and faculty. Your curriculum will provide you with the opportunities to use technology, critical thinking, questioning and problem-solving as you explore interesting and current topics and issues. More importantly, you will develop oral and written communication skills necessary for success in your chosen field.

Academic programs integrate course work with internships which allow students to apply new ideas and theory into real-life learning events. Students in this College often acquire an international, national, or state certification, licensure, or commission to serve in professions of teaching, law enforcement, military service, social work or wellness. The faculty encourages you to take advantage of student support services, meet consistently with your academic advisor to monitor your curriculum pathway, and be involved in student organizations, clubs and honor societies.

The faculty and staff in the College of Professional Studies strive to meet students at their point of need by differentiating learning, monitoring academic pathways, and mentoring and advising on an individual basis. We hope you will find your academic passion at West Virginia State University and ultimately help us to continue the strong tradition of excellence that we have enjoyed since 1891.
J. Paige
J. Paige Carney, Ed.D.
Dean College of Professional Studies / Professor of Education
Wallace 520, WVSU
Institute, WV 25112
Phone: (304) 766-3313

Gloria Massey
Academic Program Associate
College of Professional Studies
520 Wallace Hall
Phone: (304) 766-3081

The College of Professional Studies
West Virginia State University
520 Wallace Hall
PO Box 1000
Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment only.
Phone: (304) 766-3081
Fax: (304) 766-5175

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