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 senior associate dean of The Honors College prior to making 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 P.O. Box 843010, Richmond, VA 23284-3010; (804) 828-1803; or

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 Physical Therapy
Doctor of Philosophy

  • Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Systems Modeling and Analysis

Master of Accountancy
Master of Arts

  • Economics
  • History

Master of Bioinformatics
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 Health Administration
Master of Product Innovation
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Health
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
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Sociology

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Master of Taxation
Master of Teaching
Master of Urban and Regional Planning