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Graduate - Engineering

The Graduate GSSP in Engineering is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. No GRE is needed to apply.

Upon successful completion of the program and all additional requirements, students will earn up to 12 credits and directly enter their master’s degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering is an innovation front-runner in academics and research, and its programs emphasize creativity, entrepreneurship, business skills, communication, teamwork and research. The College of Engineering supports students in the pursuit of discovering new ways to tackle the problems of the world today. Through internship and co-op opportunities students will be involved in real projects and gain experience in the workforce before graduation.


Pathways at Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor's Degree


Master's Degree

Program benefits:

  • VCU student from day one
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your VCU degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Progression requirements

  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • No grade below B

Entry to master's degree program at VCU

College of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering, M.S.
  • Engineering, M.S.
    • Chemical & Life Science Engineering
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, M.S.

Career opportunities

VCU engineering graduates are in high demand in a wide range of career opportunities. Those entering the workforce will find challenging, high-paying jobs in the fields of computer programming, network development, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, engineering design, manufacturing, chip design and manufacturing, micro-/nano-electronics, and more.


VCU students have been employed by:

  • Amazon
  • CoStar
  • Dell
  • Dupont
  • GE
  • Honeywell
  • Intel Corp
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Revlon
  • Uber
  • WestRock

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