Before beginning your application, please review the Graduate Bulletin for program-specific deadlines and required supplementary application materials, as well as curriculum, specialization, track and degree information.
Further instructions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for admission are available on the Graduate School website. International applicants to the Graduate School should refer to the Office of International Education for application instructions and materials.
Once you are ready to begin your application, initiate the process online. VCU’s self-managed graduate application process places the responsibility on the student to collect and return all supporting materials in one packet.
Supplemental application materials (when applicable) such as reference letters, resumes, personal statements/essays or other program specific documentation must be sent directly to the program for which you are applying. Transcripts and test scores should be submitted directly to the Graduate School at:
Virginia Commonwealth University
1001 Grove Avenue
P.O. Box 843051
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3051
Note: Some programs require all documents to be sent to the Graduate School. All official transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. The Graduate School reserves the right to request English translations of diplomas prior to granting admission.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the admissions staff in the Graduate School.
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The current annual security and fire safety report is available on the VCU website located at http://www.police.vcu.edu/docs/CampusSafetyReport2012.pdf. [PDF]
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the report, you can stop by the VCU Police Department at 938 W. Grace St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (804) 828-6334.
The report contains information regarding campus security, personal safety, and fire and crime statistics related to our university community.