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Welcome to the College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies contains some of the oldest programs on the campus at West Virginia State. Education and Military Science were part of the first program offerings when the institution was established in 1891. Later, the academic departments of Health and Human Performance; Social Work; and Criminal Justice were added. Criminal Justice is the youngest academic department, started in the early 1970’s.

Graduates, who are grandparents, parents and their children often boast that their loyalties to the programs in the College of Professional Studies are intergenerational. Why is this so? Caring, competent and committed characterize degree candidates, graduates, faculty, and staff of the College of Professional Studies at West Virginia State University.
 
All degrees awarded in the College of Professional Studies lead to some form of employment in the public service professions of law enforcement, teaching, military service, social work or wellness. Students earn the following degrees in the college of Professional Studies: Criminal JusticeEducation, Health Sciences, Recreation, Social Work, and Sports Studies.

In addition to completing the requirements for the degree, students often work towards some form of international, national or state certification, licensure or commission, thus, holding them to a higher degree of conduct, competence and commitment. Besides taking classes, students complete sequential, multiple internships that enable them to put theory into practice. These internships range from introductory level internships of 10 clock hours to advanced level internships with up to 600 clock hours.

The College of Professional Studies added a new master’s degree program: the Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Administration. This program will be admitting new graduate students for the fall 2013 semester.

In conclusion, traditions and a vision for a better world through meaningful service drive and motivate students and faculty in the College of Professional Studies to live up to the College’s Mission: To serve and lead in a global society.
 
Paige Carney, Ed.D.
Acting Dean & Professor of Education
College of Professional Studies
West Virginia State University
P.O. Box 1000
Wallace Hall 521
Institute, WV 25112-1000
jcarney3@wvstateu.edu
Phone: (304) 766-3313

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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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