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.

Transfer credit

Graduate-level course work completed prior to matriculation into the program, including course work taken in another program at VCU or at another institution, shall be evaluated to determine whether it can be used to fulfill degree requirements of this program. There is no limit to the number of credits that can be transferred from another program at VCU as long as they have not been previously applied toward another degree. A maximum of six credit hours earned at an institution other than VCU can be accepted for transfer into the program if not previously applied toward another degree. A minimum grade of B is required for transfer of credits.

Grade requirements

Degree candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. GPAs shall be based on all graduate courses attempted after acceptance into the program. The academic standing of any student who receives multiple grades of C, or a grade of D or F, will be reviewed for possible termination from the program.