College of Professional and Applied Studies

The College of Professional and Applied Studies strives to prepare students for full and productive lives with a knowledge base for their academic programs, skills/technologies for intellectual decision making, and a disposition to accept the need for lifelong learning.

The College of Professional and Applied Studies consists of a graduate program and three academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Engineering Technology.

Through these Schools the College offers programs and activities preparing individuals for a variety of positions in schools, industry, and business. The College offers additional services to individuals seeking recertification, renewals of certificates, programs for mid-career changes, or personal enrichment.

The graduate program offers a Master's Degree of Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Classroom Teaching as well as various workshops and courses that might be used for recertification, upgrade or renewal.

Please refer to the particular School for degrees, programs, certifications, and/or enrichments they have to offer.

Staff and Contact:

Dr. Zaki Sharif

Dean
College of Professional & Applied Studies
University of Rio Grande
Bob Evans Farms Hall 220
Phone: 740.245.7407
zsharif@rio.edu

Linda Thevenir
Secretary
College of Professional & Applied Studies
University of Rio Grande
Bob Evans Farms Hall 223
Phone: 740.245.7373
thevenir@rio.edu

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8-5