Virginia Commonwealth University - Master's Degree

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), with two main campuses in Richmond, Virginia, offers more than 200 degree programs (62 undergraduate programs, 72 postgraduate programs, 41 doctoral degree programs, 3 first-professional degree programs, and 47 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs) through it 13 schools and one college.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,238

School Description

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) can trace its roots back to 1838 when the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College opened in Richmond. In 1884 Hampden-Sydney College received a charter establishing the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). In 1893, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, later the University College of Medicine (UCM) was established. In the years that followed, MCV established a School of Dentistry and a School of Pharmacy; and a few years later MCV and UCM merged. The School saw further developments and expansions over the years, such as the establishment of Richmond School of Social Economy; St. Philip School of Nursing; School of Art; the MCV Hospital; and the School of Medical Technology among others. In 1968 RPI and MCV merge to become Virginia Commonwealth University.

Today VCU has over 31,000 students from 108 countries; over 2200 full time faculty members studying and teaching at its 13 schools of Allied Health Professions, Arts, Business, da Vinci Center, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Government & Public Affairs, Graduate School, Honors College, Humanities & Sciences, Life Sciences, Media & Culture, Medicine, Nursing, Office of Research and Innovation, Pharmacy, Social Work, University College, and World Studies.

Master Programs

  • 821 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284, United States

    Biology

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Chemistry

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    English

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Forensic Science

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

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    History

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Mathematics and applied mathematics

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

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    Nursing

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Philosophy

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Psychology

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Sociology

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Statistical Sciences and Operational Research

    USD 26,819 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 157
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 353
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 393
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 601
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1838

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    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has had many firsts; VCU founded the first school of social work in the south; VCU’s health physicians performed the first organ transplants in Virginia; VCU was the first American university to operate a campus in Qatar; and VCU built the first Platinum-level LEED structure in Virginia.

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          • Testimony
            2009-2013, BS

            I graduated from VCU in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Anthropology. I cannot imagine having gone to any other school. Like others have said, the diversity at VCU is endless, in all aspects--students, professors, courses, culture, etc. You are bound not only to meet someone who shares similar interests as you, but also to discover new ideas and ways of thinking as you inevitably interact with people of all kinds. One of the most fun parts of being a VCU student is supporting the men's basketball team; attending a home game is an experience like no other--it's exhilarating and the energy among the fans is unreal. That's another cool thing about VCU's diversity: as different as we all are, we are so strongly united in our fandom. It's a great feeling. While attending VCU, the city of Richmond became my home. Having come from the suburbs of northern Virginia, I was not used to city life at all. Richmond is full of history, old buildings, statues, museums. There are tons of different cuisines to try (more diversity!) as well as several favored local restaurants (ex: The Village Café, Black Sheep).

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            1982-1986, Bachelor of Arts

            An education at VCU puts you in the center of urban living in a city voted to be the "best river town in America." Experience #HAVOC at a university with a leading medical center, top arts school and graduate programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the country — that includes No. 1 rankings for nurse anesthesia, sculpture and the Brandcenter.

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            1963-1967, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

            VCU School of Nursing gave me the skills and knowledge I have needed to problem solve, think on my feet, multitask, and manage crises--all skills I have used daily in business. The educational dialogue and focus on life long research based learning has proven to be invaluable. VCU School of Nursing was my only choice and was a GREAT CHOICE for me.