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Graduate and Professional Studies

The Graduate and Professional Studies Division of Waynesburg University was founded in 1997, and the first off -campus center was established in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Initially, GPS consisted of an undergraduate degree completion program in business as well as an RN to BSN program. Soon after in 1998, the Master of Business Administration Program originally founded in 1981 was moved under the direction of the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. The University opened a second off-campus center in the North Hills in 1999, and the third center was opened in Monroeville in 2000. Waynesburg had now established off-campus locations north, south and east of the city of Pittsburgh offering programs in business and nursing with andragogy focused on servicing the needs of adult students in this region. Waynesburg then developed and implemented a Master of Education program in 2001 and followed with a Master of Science in Nursing program in 2002. The GPS division added a fourth discipline in 2004 with a Master of Arts in counseling program. The first doctoral program was established in 2007 and Waynesburg became one of the first universities in the state of Pennsylvania to offer an accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Today, Waynesburg University maintains off-campus locations north, south and east of the city of Pittsburgh while also going on-sight for curriculum delivery in many of the region’s hospitals. The enrollment has grown to over 1,000 active students enrolled in graduate and professional programs. Waynesburg University continues to be a leader in adult education in the Western Pennsylvania region with a focus on quality academic programs integrated with technology and delivered by expert faculty.

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