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.

Active members of The Honors College may apply to The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program for certain graduate programs either before matriculation at VCU or early in their undergraduate studies. The specific deadline for applying is set by the program. Upon graduation, honors students in the Guaranteed Admission Program may enter the graduate program to which they have applied, provided they have satisfied all of the program requirements.

Interested students should meet with the associate dean of The Honors College prior to making an application for guaranteed admission to a graduate program. Following that meeting, the student must submit a completed graduate application form with three letters of recommendation to Graduate Admissions. To be accepted into The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program, a student must be accepted by the university, by the Office of Admissions and by the admissions committee of the program the student wishes to enter. The admissions committee may require an interview. Final notification of guaranteed admission is made by the Office of Admissions.

For additional information, refer to The Honors College section of the Undergraduate Bulletin, or contact The Honors College at Box 843010, Richmond, VA 23284-3010; (804) 828-1803; or visit The Honors College website.

Revised 4/8/2014
University Graduate Council

Programs that offer guaranteed admission through The Honors College include:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Anatomy and Neurobiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Human Genetics
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Neuroscience
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • Physiology and Biophysics
    • Psychology
    • Systems Modeling and Analysis
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Arts
    • Economics
    • History
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
    • Adult Learning
    • Counselor Education
    • Special Education
      • Early childhood
      • General education
      • Severe disabilities
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Product Innovation
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biostatistics
    • Business
    • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Environmental Studies
    • Forensic Science
    • Genetic Counseling
    • Gerontology
    • Health and Movement Sciences
    • Human Genetics
    • Information Systems
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • Physics/Applied Physics
    • Physiology and Biophysics
    • Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Sociology
  • Master of Teaching
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning