Jul 19, 2024  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
Graduate Record 2022-2023 [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.F.A. Master of Fine Arts
M.D. Doctor of Medicine M.L.A. Master of Landscape Architecture
D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice L.L.M. Master of Laws
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy M.M.S.E. Master of Materials Science and Engineering
Ed.S. Education Specialist M.P.H. Master of Public Health
J.D. Juris Doctor M.P.P. Master of Public Policy
M.Arch. Master of Architecture M.S. Master of Science
M.Ar.H. Master of Architectural History M.S.N. Master of Science in Nursing
M.A. Master of Arts M.T. Master of Teaching
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration M.U.D. Master of Urban Design 
M.C.S. Master of Computer Science M.U.E.P. Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
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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
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • 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
  • Social Foundations
Five Year Education Program N/A        
Education   M.T. 150
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • 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

Quantitative Analytics in Education and the Social Sciences  

M.Ed. 30     QNTANA-MED
Special Education   Ed.S. 30     SPCED-EDS
M.Ed. 30
  • Early Childhood Development
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  


Darden School of Business Administration

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

School of Data Science 

Program Degree Credits
Data Science  




Ph.D. 81  

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
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 12 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    
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
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.S., Ph.D. 30, 30, 30, 72 PHYS-MA, PHYS-MS, PHYS-PHD
Premodern Cultures and Communities   CERT-G 12  
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 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
Urban Design     M.U.D. 45 URBAN-MUD
Real Estate Design and Development   CERT-G 16  
Urban and Environmental Planning   M.U.E.P. 51 PLAN-MUEP
Urban Design   CERT-G 21 URBAN-CRT

School of Commerce

Program Degree Credits
Accounting   M.S. 30 ACCT-MS
Business Analytics    M.S. 30 BUSNANA-MS
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
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting    CERT-G 30 ACCOUN-CRT
Criminal Justice Education   CERT-G 17 CRMJGR-CRT
Cybersecurity Management   CERT-G 18 INFOSM-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
Public Safety   M.P.S. 30 PUBSAF-MPS

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Program Degree Credits
Biomedical Engineering   M.E., M.S., Ph.D. 35, 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   CERT-G 15 CPS-CRT
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
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


Certificate Program Credits Required CIP Code SIS Plan Code
Public Health   12 51.2201 PBLHLT-CRT

School of Nursing

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


Certificate Program Credits Required CIP Code SIS Plan Code
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Post-Professional)    20 51.3813 ASCCN0-CRT
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Post-Professional)    20 51.3814 ACNP0-CRT
Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Professional)    23 51.3805 FNP0-CRT
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (Post-Professional)    21 51.3806 NNP0-CRT
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (Post-Professional)    21 51.3899 ACPNP0-CRT
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (Post-Professional)    19 51.3809 PNP0-CRT
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-Professional)    19 51.3810 PMHNP0-CRT