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    University of Virginia
  Nov 23, 2017
Graduate Record 2017-2018

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

About Academic Rules   Programs   Courses  

Contact Information

Office of Enrolled Students
Graduate Registrar-Arts and Sciences
University of Virginia
PO Box 400773
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Central Graduate Admission
PO Box 401102
Charlottesville, VA 22904


The administrative offices of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are located on the fifth floor of New Cabell Hall. Students who have a question regarding the following degree requirements and policies should consult their directors of graduate study. Should clarification or an exception be required, the director of graduate study will raise the issue with the assistant dean for graduate programs. For serious matters that cannot be resolved in this fashion, students have recourse to a formal appeal and grievance procedure outlined below.


Tenured and tenure-track faculty members of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are eligible to offer graduate-numbered courses, advise doctoral dissertations, serve on dissertation committees, and participate generally in the faculty governance of the Graduate School.  Also eligible to participate in these roles are tenured and tenure-track faculty in the School of Nursing and tenured or tenure-track faculty in other schools at the University who hold a Ph.D. and who have been extended secondary appointments by departments in the Arts and Sciences that enumerate such responsibilities.  Others who do not meet these criteria may be nominated to the associate dean for graduate programs by the chair of a department in the Arts and Sciences for the purpose of offering a graduate-numbered course or serving on a dissertation committee.

The Graduate School of Arts and Science’s website,, contains additional information and procedures associated with the topics covered in this section.