Aerial of VCU Monroe Park Campus

Why VCU?

As a premier urban, public research university, Virginia Commonwealth University enrolls about 7,800 graduate students in more than 135 graduate degree and certificate programs.

Thirty-two graduate and first-professional programs are ranked among the best in the country, including nurse anesthesia and sculpture at No. 1.

Students in conversation

VCU’s faculty members come from the best graduate schools around the world. Every year, they conduct millions of dollars in sponsored research and represent VCU through stellar work in the classroom, laboratory, studio and clinic, as well as in scholarly publications.

Propelled by cutting-edge advances in wide-ranging research, VCU enjoys national and international rankings in sponsored research.

Our work is bolstered by the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and the site of first-rate graduate education and research.