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Shaw University, founded in 1865, is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church.  The University awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Shaw University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) to award the associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Shaw University offers a variety of academic programs leading to a B.S., B.A., A.A., A.S. and Master's in Education and Divinity. 

Shaw University welcomes and encourages prospective students to visit our campus. If you are interested in attending an Open House or have a group that would like a campus tour, simply use the forms below to sign up for one of these options.

Undergraduate Admissions

Office of Admissions
Toll-Free: 800-214-6683
Phone: 919-546-8275
Fax: 919-546-8271

Graduate Programs

Divinity School
Phone: 919-546-8569
Fax: 919-546-8571

Department of Eduation
Phone: 919-546-8530

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Divinity School

Applicants to the Divinity programs at Shaw University are required to submit a $50.00 application fee as well as the following required paperwork:
  1. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities.
  2. Two letters of reference.
  3. Health forms completed by your physician (resident students only).

M.S. Early Childhood Education

Applicants to the Early Childhood Education programs at Shaw University must have:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  2. A minimum of two years of documented professional experiences in an early childhood setting.
  3. A TOEFL score of at least 500 if the applicant is an international student.
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation.
  5. A successful interview with the Graduate Program Committee.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

Testing Information

SAT Testing
TOEFL Testing
GRE Testing
Additional Testing