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Graduate Studies

The College of Humanities and Sciences offers a breadth of graduate degrees and certificates that originate from the sciences, social sciences and humanities disciplines. Graduate programs in the College play a critical role in supporting VCU’s mission to advance our status as an urban public research university. Our programs directly or indirectly address society’s 21st century challenges with a focus on the development of knowledge through scientific investigations, scholarly contributions and creative works.

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Graduate students have access to all the resources necessary for academic success, including technology and equipment, office and research space, and graduate assistantship support (contact specific program for information regarding stipend and tuition support).

Most importantly, our programs are committed to:

  1. providing a supportive positive mentoring relationship between faculty and students
  2. developing programs for graduate students that bridge graduate degrees to professional opportunities
  3. enhancing an appreciation for the critical importance of the cross fertilization of ideas and interdisciplinary approaches

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Our Grad Students in the News

Jamie Zaleta, a VCU Forensic Science graduate student, holds a bullet casing in the VCU Police Department's firing range in November 2021. (Photo: Corey Byers, University Public Affairs)

May 12, 2022

Forensic science graduate student collaborates with VCU Police sergeant on bullet casing research

Jamie Zaleta needed cartridge casings for her thesis project examining fingerprint development, which is the use of chemicals to find unseen (latent) fingerprints on different surfaces.

Josephine Gresko, Lance Mendoza, Gruhi Patel, and Kush Savsani teamed to win a national title. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

April 28, 2022

Students triumph at prestigious interprofessional case competition

CLARION Case Competition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in health care.

Jan. 11, 2022

Unfolding history: VCU students contribute to massive Holocaust research project

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project is using crowdsourcing to better understand what Americans knew about the Holocaust from reading local newspapers.