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College of Graduate and Professional Studies Mission

Our Mission is to provide leadership in all matters relating to graduate and professional education at Longwood University. In keeping with the university's mission, the CGPS strives to create a stimulating environment for teaching, learning, research, creative expression and public service.

As part of the mission of a comprehensive institution of higher education supported by public funds, Longwood University is committed to serving the needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia and particularly the Southside and Central Virginia regions. Graduate programs at Longwood support the continuation and development of diverse, innovative programs by building on existing strengths and emerging opportunities.

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Longwood graduate programs encourage students to develop strengths in critical and creative thinking, communications, and applied skills. A balanced combination of theoretical and practical studies in each academic program is intended to prepare the successful graduate for advancement in the workplace, future educational opportunities, informed participation in today's increasingly complex society and leadership in community affairs.