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Message from the Dean's Office
Longwood University has educated Virginia undergraduates since 1839 with graduate education beginning in 1954. Longwood is known for its quality graduate programs and quality graduates who are in high demand in education and professional settings.
Longwood has expanded its graduate offerings that now include Master's degrees in Education, Business Administration, Sociology/Criminal Justice, English, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. These five degree majors include 23 degree concentrations, 4 professional endorsement programs, and 3 certificate programs. Graduate programs are flexibly scheduled with the adult student in mind: evening and weekend classes, locations around the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a growing list of online courses and programs.
The Master of Science in Education emphasizes field experiences, as well as advanced training, in fifteen areas of concentration. Offerings include initial licensure programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, School Library Media, and Spanish or English as a Second Language, for those without a teacher's license. For licensed teachers there are endorsement programs in Educational Leadership, Elementary & Middle School Mathematics, Literacy and Culture (Reading Specialist/Coach), Spanish, Music, School Library Media, and Special Education. The Counselor Education concentration offers five tracks in Community and College Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Courses are offered in many off-campus locations including the Southside Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, the Longwood Powhatan Center, and in many school divisions around the state.
Summer Spanish Language Institutes are offered each summer in places such as Mérida, Venezuela, or Valencia, Spain.
The Master of Science in Sociology/Criminal Justice is offered at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Lynchburg. In addition, a certificate in Social Policy and Administration is available.
The Master of Arts in English has four concentrations: Creative Writing, English Education & Writing, Literature, and 6-12 initial licensure.
The MBA program has two concentrations, General Business, and Retail Management with classes offered on-campus and online.
The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders includes an on-campus Master's program as well as two online programs. The SLPOnline program offers the eight undergraduate courses required to be eligible for admission to a Master's program. It is designed for career switchers. The online Master's program is a collaborative program with three other Virginia universities, each of whom admits six students into an online cohort of 24 students who are instructed by professors from each of the four institutions. The online students are required to come to campus in the summer to participate in a clinical practicum.
To discover the power in you to increase your knowledge and skills, to prepare for a career change or new professional challenge, or to continue your life-long learning, choose Longwood Graduate Studies, a stable, quality choice for more than 50 years.
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies
About the Dean
Dr. Jeannine Rajewski Perry became Dean of the College of Graduate & Professional Studies on August 25, 2011. Dr. Perry, Associate Professor of Education, came to Longwood in the Department of Education and Special Education in the fall of 2003. In the fall of 2004, she became the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Literacy and Culture program and has served in that capacity until assuming her new role as Dean. In 2009, Dr. Perry assumed the additional role of part-time assistant dean in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. She has over 15 year’s public school teaching experience, mostly at the elementary level, in the Shaker Heights City School district in northeast Ohio. She has also taught university level courses and continuing education workshops for over ten years. Jeannine earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading & Language Arts from Kent State University and her Master of Science in English at the same institution. Her Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College includes a major in English (with secondary teaching endorsement), a minor in Writing and a minor in Business Management.
Jeannine has published in several professional journals on literacy education, presented on numerous literacy topics regionally and nationally, and has been active in several professional organizations. Her areas of interest are nonfiction and content area literacy, comprehension instruction, writing instruction, learning communities, and program design and development for adult learners. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has a grown son.
Jeannine R. Perry, Ph.D.
Kathy E. K. Charleston
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Susan G. Finch
J. Carolyn Vaughan
Nicholas K. Langlie, Ph.D.
Director of Policy and Planning, Digital Education Collaborative
Jenny Provo Quarles
Director of Training and Instruction, Digital Education Collaborative
Richard H. Ingram
Graduate Admissions Assistants