Jul 18, 2024  
Graduate Record 2019-2020 
Graduate Record 2019-2020 [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.B.A. Master of Business Administration M.T. Master of Teaching
M.C.S. Master of Computer Science M.U.E.P. Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
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Curry School of Education and Human Development

Program Degree Credits
Major Concentration Plan
Administration and Supervision CERT-G 30     ADMIN-CRT
M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. 33, 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
Ed.S. 30
  • Reading Education
M.Ed. 30
  • Elementary Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
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
Educational Psychology Ed.S. 30     EDPSYC-EDS
M.Ed. 35
  • Applied Development Science
  • Research, Statistics and Evaluation
  • School Psychology
  • Social Foundations
Five Year Education Program N/A        
Education M.T. 150
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physics
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Secondary Education
Higher Education Ed.D. 72     HIGHED-EDD
M.Ed. 36  
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education
Instructional Design and Technology CERT-G       INDES-CRT
Kinesiology M.Ed. 30-38     KINES-MED
Special Education Ed.S. 30     SPCED-EDS
M.Ed. 30
  • Early Childhood Development
Teaching English Learners in PreK-12 Education Certificate CERT-G 18     ENGLRN-CRT

Teaching Gifted Learners in PreK-12 Education Certificate


Darden School of Business Administration

Program Degree Credits
Business Administration D.B.A., Ph.D. 72, 72 BUSADM-DBA, BUSADM-PHD

Data Science Institute

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

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Program Degree Credits
Public Policy M.P.P. 30
2yr Program: 51

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Program Degree Credits
Anthropology M.A., Ph.D. 30, 72 ANTHRO-MA, ANTHRO-PHD
American Studies CERT-G    
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
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 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 and 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
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.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 30, 72 PHYS-MA, 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
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 21 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
Urban and Environmental Planning M.U.E.P. 49 PLAN-MUEP
Urban Design CERT-G 21 URBAN-CRT

School of Commerce

Program Degree Credits
Accounting M.S. 30 ACCT-MS
Commerce M.S. 30 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
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
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
Electrical Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 ELECT-ME, ELECT-MS, ELECT-PHD
Engineering Physics M.E.P., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 ENGPHY-MEP, ENGPHY-MS, ENGPHY-PHD
Materials Science M.M.S.E., M.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 72 MATSCI-MS, MATSC-MMSE, MATSCI-PHD
Mechanical and 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
Law J.D., L.L.M., S.J.D. 86, 24, 30 LAW-JD, LAW-LLM, LAW-SJD

School of Medicine

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