Sep 22, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Public Services

Al Wheeler Activity Center

The Al Wheeler Activity Center houses three full-size basketball courts, a four-lane indoor track, fully equipped fitness center, and classroom space along with athletic offices, the Skybox (conference room), and the health center. The facility is utilized for Bobcat athletic events, athletic camps, area high school athletic competitions, student activities, commencement, and is available for rent by the community through Conference Services. Community members are encouraged to purchase a membership to utilize the Fitness Center through the Business Office for an annual fee of $15 per person. The Fitness Center is available for student, faculty and staff use during hours of operation. All individuals using the facility must sign a yearly Fitness Center User Agreement to be submitted to Campus Security. Violations of guidelines for use may lead to denial of access to the Fitness Center. Details on the policies and use of the Fitness Center may be found online.


The Campus of a Thousand Oaks Arboretum is located on the Peru State campus and is one of the affiliated sites that constitute the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA). Each affiliated arboretum site develops collections and programs that meet local needs and help to further the NSA mission to “enrich lives through the beauty and wonder of plants.” Peru State originally became a member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in the spring of 1981. The mission of the Campus of a Thousand Oaks Arboretum is to serve as a botanical resource for students, visitors, and residents of southeast Nebraska and to develop a dynamic arboretum embedded in an institutional landscape plan compatible with the aesthetic, historical, and floristic heritage of the site. The Arboretum will maintain a representative specimen collection of Missouri River Valley gallery forest flora while preserving and restoring the historical aesthetics of Peru State. The Arboretum collection is an educational resource for the study of botany and horticulture.

College Library

The Library, an award-winning building, is an excellent place for studying and socializing. Students have access to over 77,000 books and over 6000 DVDs. A floor of pre-school and K-12 classroom resources is devoted to teacher education. With 24/7 access to its online resources, students may search over 53,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers and more than 427,000 eBooks that may be downloaded for offline reading. All online resources are accessible from any location with the use of a student’s PSC login. The Library also has a computer lab and laptops for students to use. A helpful staff and librarian are available to answer questions and to assist with research.


College facilities are available to rent for approved purposes. Information is available through Conference Services located in the Student Life Office in the Student Center. Facility use details can be found online at

Graduate Programs

Peru State offers a Master of Science in Education degree program in Curriculum & Instruction through two delivery formats (regular and cohort). Peru State also offers a Master of Science in Organizational Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial and Economic Development. Both thirty-six (36) hour programs are offered online. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Graduate Programs.

Peru State National Alumni Association

All graduates of Peru State, as well as former students, faculty, and staff who request it, are considered members of the Peru State National Alumni Association. Alumni gatherings occur throughout the United States with an active alumni chapter in Omaha (1955). Homecoming, the annual 50-year Class Reunion and other activities are presented in conjunction with the Peru State National Alumni Association. The National Alumni Association is operated under the auspices of the Peru State Foundation.

Peru State Online Program

Peru State Online is an instructional program, which connects student learners with educational programs and resources from any location with access to the Internet. Students can take classes of interest or complete entire degree programs. Online courses have the same objectives as courses that are offered on campus. Students have lectures, discussion questions, writing assignments, projects, and exams. All work is completed online in either an eight week or sixteen-week academic period. Peru State’s online learning platform, Blackboard, is user-friendly. To facilitate online success, an online student orientation is offered for new students. A list of programs and majors offered online may be found in the College catalog and on the College’s website.