This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The minimum course requirements, rules of admission to degree candidacy, language requirements, thesis or dissertation requirements, comprehensive examinations, transfer of credits and the like are specified for each graduate program in the individual pages on this website. Additionally, many schools, programs and departments maintain websites and publish special brochures, student manuals and program guides that may be requested from the appropriate dean or program director.

In all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published in the Graduate Bulletin and on the Graduate School website, are fully applicable to all graduate programs and graduate students, both on- and off-campus, and take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Graduate students should contact the Graduate School with questions regarding any discrepancies.