Graduate - Engineering

Since its inception in 1996, Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. The school currently teaches nearly 2,000 undergraduate students and approximately 300 graduate students. Students can earn B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.


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.

Spring Application Deadlines:

Biomedical Engineering, M.S. - 01 October 2018

Engineering M.S. – Electrical & Computer - 15 November 2018

Engineering M.S. – Chemical & Life Science - 15 November 2018

Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering M.S. - 01 October 2018

Program benefits:

  • VCU student from day one

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 activities, whether it be the workforce or further education. Alumni may pursue additional graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, dentistry, medicine, business and law.

Those entering the workforce will find challenging, high-paying jobs in the fields of computer programming, network development, engineering design, manufacturing, technical sales and marketing, chip design and manufacturing, technical business development, and more.

VCU students have been employed by:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Capital One
  • CIA
  • Dupont
  • IBM
  • Medtronic
  • NASA

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