Aug 18, 2022  
Graduate Record 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Programs and Degrees Offered


Listed below are the programs and degrees offered by the Graduate Schools of the University of Virginia. The degrees and programs listed below will appear on students’ official academic records after they have been awarded the degree. Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December. All course work must be completed before the conferral of a degree. Students who do not complete their course work by the published graduation date will be awarded their degree at the next available degree date. Degree requirements are subject to change each year by vote of the faculties of the schools in which the programs are offered. The abbreviations used in this table include the following:

D.B.A. Doctor of Business Administration M.Ed. Master of Education
Ed.D. Doctor of Education M.E. Master of Engineering
S.J.D. Doctor of Juridical Science M.E.P. Master of Engineering Physics
M.D. Doctor of Medicine M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts
D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice M.L.A. Master of Landscape Architecture
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy L.L.M. Master of Laws
Ed.S. Education Specialist M.M.S.E. Master of Materials Science and Engineering
J.D. Juris Doctor M.P.H. Master of Public Health
M.Arch. Master of Architecture M.P.P. Master of Public Policy
M.Ar.H. Master of Architectural History M.S. Master of Science
M.A. Master of Arts M.S.N. Master of Science in Nursing
M.A.P.E. Master of Arts in Physics Education M.T. Master of Teaching
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration M.U.E.P. Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
M.C.S. Master of Computer Science CERT Certificate

Curry School of Education and Human Development

Program Degree Credits
Required
Major Concentration Plan
Administration and Supervision   CERT-G 30     ADMIN-CRT
M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. 36, 30, 72     ADMIN-MED, ADMIN-EDS, ADMIN-EDD
Applied Behavioral Analysis   CERT-G 18     ABA-CRT
Athletic Training   M.S.       ATHTRN-MS
Clinical Psychology   Ph.D. 72     CLNPSY-PHD
Communication Sciences and Disorders   M.Ed. 69 or 82     SPATH-MED
Counselor Education   M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. 51, 51, 51     COUNS-MED, COUNS-EDS, COUNS-EDD
Curriculum and Instruction   Ed.D. 78
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  CURRIN-EDD
Ed.S. 30
  • Reading Education
  CURRIN-EDS
M.Ed. 30
  • Elementary Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  CURRIN-MED
Education   Ph.D. 72
  • Administration and Supervision
  • Applied Developmental Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Policy Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • English Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Research, Statistics and Evaluation
  • Science Education
  • Social Foundations
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
  EDUC-PHD
Educational Psychology   Ed.S. 30     EDPSYC-EDS
M.Ed. 35
  • Applied Development Science
  • Research, Statistics and Evaluation
  • School Psychology
  • Social Foundations
  EDPSYC-MED
Five Year Education Program N/A        
Education   M.T. 150
  • Elementary Education
  ELEM-PGM
  • English Education
  ENGLED-PGM
  • Foreign Language Education
  FORED-PGM
  • Kinesiology
  KINES-PGM
  • Mathematics Education
  MATHED-PGM
  • Science Education
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physics
SCIED-PGM
  • Social Studies Education
  SOCED-PGM
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Secondary Education
SPCED-PGM
Higher Education   Ed.D. 72     HIGHED-EDD
M.Ed. 36  
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education
HIGHED-MED
Instructional Design and Technology   CERT-G       INDES-CRT
Kinesiology   M.Ed. 30-38     KINES-MED

Quantitative Analytics in Education and the Social Sciences  

M.Ed. 30      
Special Education   Ed.S. 30     SPCED-EDS
M.Ed. 30
  • Early Childhood Development
  SPCED-MED
CERT-G 31     SPCED-CRT
Special Education - General Curriculum Certificate   CERT-G 15      
Teaching English Learners in PreK-12 Education Certificate   CERT-G 18     ENGLRN-CRT

Teaching Gifted Learners in PreK-12 Education Certificate  

CERT-G 12     GFTLRN-CRT

Darden School of Business Administration

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Business Administration   D.B.A., Ph.D. 72, 72 BUSADM-DBA, BUSADM-PHD
M.B.A. 60 BUSADM-MBA

Data Science Institute

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Data Science   M.S. 32 DATASC-MS

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Public Policy   M.P.P. 30
2yr Program: 51
PUBPOL-MPP

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Africana Studies   CERT-G   AFRICA-CRT
American Studies   CERT-G    
Anthropology   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 ANTHRO-MA, ANTHRO-PHD
Astronomy   M.S., Ph.D. 30, 72 ASTRO-MS, ASTRO-PHD
Biology   M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 BIOL-MA, BIOL-MS, BIOL-PHD
Chemistry   M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 CHEM-MA, CHEM-MS, CHEM-PHD
Classics   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 CLAS-MA, CLAS-PHD
Comparative Literature   CERT-G 9 COMPLT-CRT
Creative Writing   M.F.A. 48 WRITE-MFA
Digital Humanities   CERT-G   DH-CRT
Drama   M.F.A. 72 DRAMA-MFA
East Asian Studies   M.A. 30 EASIAN-MA
Economics   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 ECON-MA, ECON-PHD
English   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 ENGL-MA, ENGL-PHD
Environmental Humanities   CERT-G   EH-CRT
Environmental Sciences   M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 EVSC-MA, EVSC-MS, EVSC-PHD
European Studies   M.A. 36 EUROPE-MA
Foreign Affairs   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 FORAFF-MA, FORAFF-PHD
French   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 FRENCH-MA, FRENCH-PHD
Gender and Sexuality Studies   CERT-G    
German   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 GERMAN-MA, GERMAN-PHD
Government   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 GOVT-MA, GOVT-PHD
History   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 HIST-MA, HIST-PHD
History of Art & Architecture   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 ARTARC-MA, ARTARC-PHD
Italian   M.A. 30 ITAL-MA
Linguistics   M.A. 30 LING-MA
Mathematics   M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 MATH-MA, MATH-MS, MATH-PHD
Media, Culture, and Technology   M.A. 30 MECULTE-MA
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies   M.A. 30 MESA-MA
Music   M.A., Ph.D. 36, 72 MUSIC-MA, MUSIC-PHD
Nursing Ph.D. 72 NURS-PHD
Philosophy   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 PHIL-MA, PHIL-PHD
Physics   M.A., M.A.P.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 30, 72 PHYS-MA, PHYS-MAPE, PHYS-MS, PHYS-PHD
Psychology   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 PSYCH-MA, PSYCH-PHD
Religious Studies   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 RELIG-MA, RELIG-PHD
Slavic Languages and Literatures   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 SLAVIC-MA, SLAVIC-PHD
Sociology   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 SOCIOL-MA, SOCIOL-PHD
Spanish   M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 SPAN-MA, SPAN-PHD
Statistics   M.S., Ph.D. 30, 72 STATS-MS, STATS-PHD

School of Architecture

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Architectural History   M.Ar.H. 36 ARH-MARH
Architecture   M.Arch. Path 3:102, Path 2.5:82, Path 2:67, Path 1:31 ARCH-MAR
Constructed Environment   PH.D. 72 CONSTR-PHD
Historic Preservation   CERT-G 15 PRES-CRT
Landscape Architecture   M.L.A. Path 3.0:97, Path 2.5:78, Path 2.0 Advanced:62, Path 2.0:61 LAND-MLAR
Real Estate Design and Development   CERT-G 16  
Urban and Environmental Planning   M.U.E.P. 49 (Begging spring 2021 increase to 51 required credits) PLAN-MUEP
Urban Design   CERT-G 21 URBAN-CRT

School of Commerce

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Accounting   M.S. 30 ACCT-MS
Business Analytics   M.S.     
Commerce   M.S. 40 COMM-MS
Global Commerce   M.S. 40 GLBCOM-MS
Management Information Technology   M.S. 30 MIT-MS

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) - Effective Spring 2021 CERT-G 30  
Criminal Justice Education   CERT-G 17 CRMJGR-CRT
Cybersecurity Management   CERT-G 18 INFOSM-CRT
Digital Marketing   CERT-G 15 EMARK-CRT
Health Sciences Management   CERT-G 18 HSMGT-CRT
Leadership   CERT-G 18 LEADER-CRT
Leadership in Human Resources Management   CERT-G 15 HRESGR-CRT
National Criminal Justice Command College   CERT-G 15 PCCGR-CRT
Procurement and Contracts Management   CERT-G 18 PROCGR-CRT
Project Management   CERT-G 18 PROJMG-CRT
Public Administration   CERT-G 15 PUBAB-CRT

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Biomedical Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 BIOMEN-ME, BIOMEN-MS, BIOMEN-PHD
Chemical Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 CHEMEN-ME, CHEMEN-MS, CHEMEN-PHD
Civil Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 CIVIL-ME, CIVIL-MS, CIVIL-PHD
Computer Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 COMPEN-ME, COMPEN-MS, COMPEN-PHD
Computer Science   M.C.S., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 COMPSC-MSC, COMPSC-MS, COMPSC-PHD
Cyber-Physical Systems  - Beginning Spring 2021 CERT-G 15  
Electrical Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 ELECT-ME, ELECT-MS, ELECT-PHD
Materials Science   M.M.S.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 MATSCI-MS, MATSC-MMSE, MATSCI-PHD
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 MAE-ME, MAE-MS, MAE-PHD
Systems Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 SYSTEM-ME, SYSTEM-MS, SYSTEM-PHD

School of Law

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Law   J.D., L.L.M., S.J.D. 86, 24, 30 LAW-JD, LAW-LLM, LAW-SJD

School of Medicine

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics   Ph.D. 72 BIOMOL-PHD
Biological and Physical Sciences   M.S. 30 BIOLPS-MS
Biophysics   Ph.D. 72 BIOP-PHD
Cell Biology   Ph.D. 72 CELL-PHD
Clinical Research   M.S. 30 CLNRES-MS
Experimental Pathology   Ph.D. 72 EXPATH-PHD
Medicine   M.D. N/A MEDIC-MD
Microbiology   Ph.D. 72 MICRO-PHD
Neuroscience   Ph.D. 72 NEURO-PHD
Pharmacology   Ph.D. 72 PHARM-PHD
Physiology   Ph.D. 72 PHY-PHD
Public Health   M.P.H. 42 PUBHLT-MPH

School of Nursing

Program Degree Credits
Required
Plan
Nursing   M.S.N. 60 NURS-MSN
Nursing Practice   D.N.P. 39 NURS-DNP