Plymouth State University was founded in 1871 and is a regional comprehensive university located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, operating as part of the University System of New Hampshire. Originally founded as Plymouth Normal School in 1871, the school has undergone a number of changes, evolving into a teachers college, a state college and finally into a state university in 2003. The school began offering graduate degrees in 1948 and today offers certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.
PSU operates with a model of integrated academic clusters, which allows students to participate in interdisciplinary work with related departments. The clusters are:
- Arts & Technologies
- Education, Democracy & Social Change
- Exploration & Discovery
- Health & Human Enrichment
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Justice & Security
- Tourism, Environment & Sustainable Development
Several bachelor's and master's degree programs are available online through distance learning.
Accreditation & Licensing
Plymouth State University is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)