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.
Regulations presented in this section apply in particular to graduate students. Use the navigation to the left to see additional regulations that apply to all students or specifically to undergraduate students.
The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council.
It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the Graduate Bulletin as well as the academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites; however, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on this Graduate Bulletin website and on the Graduate School website, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines.
The archived copies of current and past bulletins (catalogs) reflect all policies and procedures in effect at the beginning of the stated academic year.
Students who maintain continuous enrollment are subject to the curricular requirements of the Graduate Bulletin (catalog) in effect at the time of admission, and to subsequent policy changes approved by the University Graduate Council for immediate implementation.
Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment must reapply for admission and will be subject to the requirements of the Graduate Bulletin (catalog) in effect at the time of readmission, and to subsequent policy changes approved by the University Graduate Council for immediate implementation. (See policy on exceptions.)
Graduate students should contact the Graduate School at any time regarding questions relating to graduate study at VCU.
University Graduate Council