Recent Alumni Master's Opportunity

Congratulations VCU baccalaureate graduates!

The Recent Alumni Master's Opportunity is designed to help Ram baccalaureate graduates further their education and grow their career opportunities by pursuing a master's degree at VCU. Consider enrolling in one of the many participating master's programs below and take the next steps in your career! 

The RAM Opportunity is available to Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 VCU baccalaureate graduates. By taking advantage of this opportunity when applying for admission to a participating program for Spring, Summer or Fall 2023, you can benefit from:

  • Waiver of standardized testing (dependent upon individual program's admission requirements)
  • $70 graduate application fee waiver
  • $600 annual tuition discount for two consecutive years of full-time enrollment in one of the participating master's programs (Virginia residents only)

Next steps

Students applying for this opportunity must follow all steps to ensure their application is processed under this initiative:

  1. Review the list of participating master's programs for detailed information and admission requirements.

  2. Before submitting the application, request the VCU Recent Alumni Master's Opportunity graduate application fee waiver by emailing Include your name, the program to which you are applying, and the term (Spring, Summer, Fall 2023) in your email request.

  3. Once you have been issued a fee waiver code, complete and submit your online application for the participating program by visiting the VCU Office of Admissions.

  4. Upon acceptance and verification of full-time enrollment (9 or more credit hours), the $600 annual tuition discount will be automatically applied to the student account (Virginia residents only).

Master’s programs available

Many programs have waived or deferred standardized test scores to make pursuing a master’s degree a real possibility for you. 

Tuition for academic year 2022-23

See the tables below to compare standard full-time tuition and fees for undergraduate and master’s programs. Please note: Some programs may have additional program fees and/or non-standard tuition and fees.

Undergraduate programs - MPC (in-state residency)  2022-2023
Tuition (FT) $12,472
Mandatory fees $3,170
Total $15,642


Master's program - MPC (in-state residency)           2022-2023
Tuition (FT) $13,014
Mandatory fees $3,136
Total $16,150

Frequently asked questions

For program-specific questions regarding the participating master's programs, refer to the master's programs information above.