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Welcome to Concord University's Graduate Studies

Concord University Graduate Studies is dedicated to professional preparation and advancement. We provide quality academic programs, outstanding faculty, and a supportive environment conducive to advanced graduate studies.This website presents an overview of the graduate and non-degree professional development programs, as well as detailed information about individual programs. You will find policies and procedures of the graduate program(s), admission requirements, and any additional information of importance to help guide you through your educational needs. For more information about a specific program, select an option below.

Geographic Alliance at Concord University

The West Virginia Geographic Alliance (WVGA) has been in existence since 1992, where it is housed at Concord University. Concord University's opportunity was arranged by former Concord President, Dr. Jerry Beasley. The WVGA is part of a national network established by Mr. Gil Grosvenor, Chaiman of the Board of the National Geographic Society.

It's core objective is to promote better teaching of geography. Geography contributes to understanding of our place in a global network of cultural, economic and environmental issues. West Virginia teachers, recognizing the academic substance inherent in geography as a discipline, have made it a success in the classroom.

Our overall goal is to expand our footprint in promoting geographic education, while securing more time in the K-12 curriculum. In the meantime, we have to continue communicating with educators, non-educators, and educational administrators, demonstrating the educational and intellectual substance inherent in a geographic perspective. In order to be viable and move forward toward our organizational goal, our message is that geography must be seen as necessary to a student's complete education.

Note: Concord University Geographic Alliance courses do NOT lead to a master's degree. They are currently offered as professional development courses only.

International Students

All Concord University graduate programs are 100% online, therefore Concord is unable to provide the Form I-20 required for the F-1 Visa. International students are welcome to enroll in Concord graduate programs from their home country. International students whose first language is not English must show proof of English proficiency in addition to program specific requirements. TOEFL (80) or IELTS (6.5).