University of Virginia
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Programs and Degrees Offered
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  |  Graduate School of Architecture
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration  |  Graduate School of Commerce
Curry Graduate School of Education  |  Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Law  |  School of Medicine  |  Graduate School of Nursing

Listed below are the programs and degrees offered by the University of Virginia. The number of credits required for each degree is listed in the program descriptions. The University reserves the right to increase the number of credits necessary for a student to receive a degree in a particular field when the student has not completed the courses designated as being necessary for completion of the degree program. The degrees and programs listed below will appear on studentsí official academic records after they have been awarded the degree. Degrees are conferred in May, August, and January. All course work must be completed before the conferral of a degree. Students who do not complete their course work by the published graduation date will be awarded their degree at the next available degree date. Degree requirements are subject to change each year by vote of the faculties of the schools in which the programs are offered. The abbreviations used in this table include the following:

M.A., Master of Arts
M.A.P.E., Master of Arts in Physics Education
M.S., Master of Science
M.Ed., Master of Education
M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts
M.Arch., Master of Architecture
M.Arch.H., Master of Architectural History
M.U.E.P., Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
M.L., Master of Landscape Architecture
M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
M.A.M., Master of Applied Mechanics
M.Ap.Ma., Master of Applied Mathematics
M.C.S., Master of Computer Science
M.E., Master of Engineering
M.E.P., Master of Engineering Physics
M.M.S.E., Master of Materials Science
M.S.N., Master of Science in Nursing
M.T., Master of Teaching
L.L.M., Master of Laws and Master of Laws in Judicial Process
Ed.S., Education Specialist
Ed.D., Doctor of Education
Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy
D.B.A., Doctor of Business Administration
J.D., Juris Doctor
S.J.D., Doctor of Juridical Science
M.D., Doctor of Medicine

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Anthropology M.A., Ph.D. 2202
Art, History of M.A., Ph.D. 1003
Astronomy M.S., Ph.D. 1911
Bioethics (formerly Clinical Ethics) M.A. 4911
Biology M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 0401
Chemistry M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 1905
Classics M.A., Ph.D. 1199
Clinical Ethics (see Bioethics) M.A. 4910
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. 2003
Creative Writing M.F.A. 1507
Digital Humanities M.A. 4992
Drama M.F.A. 1007
East Asian Studies M.A. 0307
Economics M.A., Ph.D. 2204
English Language and Literature M.A., Ph.D. 1501
Environmental Sciences M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 4995
Foreign Affairs M.A., Ph.D. 2210
French Language and Literature M.A., Ph.D. 1102
German Language and Literature M.A., Ph.D. 1103
Government M.A., Ph.D. 2207
History M.A., Ph.D. 2205
Italian M.A. 1104
Linguistics M.A. 1505
Mathematics M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 1701
Music M.A. 1005
Philosophy M.A., Ph.D. 1509
Physics M.A., M.A.P.E., M.S., Ph.D. 1902
Psychology M.A., Ph.D. 2001
Religious Studies M.A., Ph.D. 1510
Slavic Languages and Literatures M.A., Ph.D. 1190
Sociology M.A., Ph.D. 2208
Spanish M.A., Ph.D. 1105
Statistics M.S., Ph.D. 1702

Graduate School of Architecture

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Architecture M.Arch. 0202
Architectural History M.Arch.H., Ph.D.* 0291
Urban and Environmental Planning M.U.E.P. 0206
Landscape Architecture M.L.Arch. 0204

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Business Administration M.B.A., D.B.A., Ph.D. 0506

Graduate School of Commerce

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Accounting M.S. 0502
Management Information Systems M.S. 0518

Curry Graduate School of Education

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Administration and Supervision M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0827
Clinical and Psychology M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0894
Counselor Education M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0826
Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0829
   - Elementary M.T., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0802
   - English M.T., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0895
   - Foreign Language M.T., M.Ed. 0896
   - Mathematics M.T., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0833
   - Reading M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0830
   - Science M.T., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0834
   - Social Studies M.T., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0897
   - World Languages Education M.T. 0888
Educational Policy Studies M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0890
Educational Psychology M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0822
   - Educational Evaluation M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0825
   - Educational Research M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0824
   - Instructional Technology M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0898
   - School Psychology M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0889
   - Social Foundations M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0821
Kinesiology M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0840
   - Physical Education M.T. 0841
Higher Education Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0805
Special Education M.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D. 0808
Communication Disorders M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 1221

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Applied Mathematics M.A.P.M.A., M.S., Ph.D 1703
Applied Mechanics M.A.M., M.S. 0921
Biomedical Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0905
Chemical Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0906
Civil Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0908
Civil Engineering - Applied Mechanics Ph.D 0995
Computer Engineering Program M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0989
Computer Science M.C.S., M.S., Ph.D 0701
Electrical Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0909
Engineering Physics M.E.P., M.S., Ph.D 0919
Materials Science and Engineering M.M.S.E., M.S., Ph.D 0915
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0990
Systems Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D 0992

School of Law

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Judicial Process L.L.M. 1498
Law J.D., L.L.M., S.J.D 1401

School of Medicine

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Ph.D.* 0497
Biological and Physical Sciences M.S.* 0498
Biophysics Ph.D.* 0415
Cell Biology Ph.D.* 0499
Health Evaluation Sciences M.S.* 1231
Medicine M.D. 1206
Microbiology Ph.D.* 0411
Neuroscience Ph.D.* 0425
Pharmacology Ph.D.* 0409
Physiology Ph.D.* 0410
Surgery M.S.* 1207

Graduate School of Nursing

School/Program Degree(s) Program Code
Nursing M.S.N., Ph.D.* 1203

* These degree programs are taught in the schools listed and awarded through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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