Admissions

The Graduate School at Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to ensuring the highest quality graduate programs for qualified students of all ages and backgrounds. 

Here, you'll find outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities and a supportive environment dedicated to helping you advance your education. With more than 140 master's, doctoral and certificate programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation, we'll prepare you for a career with impact. 

Have questions or need assistance with the application process? Contact The Office of Admissions at gradmail@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6916. 

How to apply

Visit VCU's graduate admissions page to learn about requirements, important dates and instructions for applying to Graduate School.

RAM Opportunity

Learn about our tuition discount opportunity for students who recently earned their baccalaureate degree from VCU.

Tuition and fees

Use the calculator on the Student Financial Services website to determine the per-semester cost of attending VCU as a graduate student.

Funding graduate school

Explore opportunites for funding graduate school, including assistantships and fellowships, awards, grants, scholarships and more.

International students

Learn more about VCU's international application process and how the Graduate School supports our international student community.

Visiting VCU

Schedule an in-person tour or virtual information session to experience VCU. Specialized graduate study sessions and tours are available by appointment.

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Where living and learning meet

VCU's location in the heart of downtown Richmond offers a unique blend of educational and recreational opportunities for students. Our city's proximity to Fortune 500 companies and state government lends itself to ample opportunities for internships, service-learning, and community-engaged research. Outside of the classroom, you can explore your passion for history, art, food, music, or outdoor adventure, right here in Virginia's capital city.

Learn more about Richmond