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.

Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Education (all degrees)

In addition to institutional accreditation, initial and advanced licensure programs maintain professional accreditation and/or approval. Initial and advanced licensure degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Virginia State Board of Education.

The educator preparation program is currently undergoing the process of obtaining accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Counselor education

Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

This accreditation applies to both the K-12 school counseling concentration and the college counseling and student affairs concentration.