Evening, Online and Certificate Programs

The following instructions pertain to specialized master's, graduate certificate, Evening MBA and Online MBA programs.

To apply, submit the VCU online application with all required supplemental materials, including:

  • A $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • Application for Virginia In-State Tuition (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from each college/university attended
  • A statement of intent
  • A current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Submitting a GMAT or GRE score for consideration is optional
  • International applicants that have not completed a bachelor's degree or higher from a university or college in one of the countries outlined by VCU International Admissions here must submit a qualifying English proficiency score. Please note the School of Business score requirements are higher than the minimum listed for all VCU programs.
    • TOEFL score of 100
    • IELTS score of 6.5
    • Duolingo score of 120
    • Pearson Test of English score of 65

Evening MBA applicants may be contacted for an online interview.

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GMAT/GRE scores

Applicants may select to submit a valid GMAT or GRE score for consideration.

GMAT code: LP8-QF-86

ETS code: 5570

Statement of intent

All master’s and post-baccalaureate graduate certificate programs require a statement of intent. We recommend a statement between one and a half and two pages long describing your accomplishments, goals and reasons for applying.

Application deadlines

Master’s (including Evening MBA Flexible Format) and graduate certificate application deadlines are:

  • Fall: July 1 
  • Spring: Nov. 1
  • Summer (domestic applicants only): March 1 

The Evening MBA Online Cohort program offers fall admission only. The application deadlines are:

  • Early application deadline: April 1
  • Application deadline: July 1 (applications will be considered after the deadline based on availability)


The total cost of your program will depend on your residency and enrollment status throughout the program. For more information about tuition and billing, visit Student Accounting.

Tuition and fees per semester

The 2024-2025 academic year estimate of tuition and fees for evening master's programs and graduate certificates are listed below. The Master of Supply Chain student fee is an additional $85 per credit hour.

Virginia resident
  • Full-time (9-15 credits): $8,576
  • Part-time per credit hour (1-8 credits): $909 ($2,727 per 3-credit course)
Non-Virginia resident
  • Full-time: $16,185
  • Part-time per credit hour (1-8 credits): $1,746 ($5,238 per 3-credit course)
  • Non-residents pursuing a Graduate Education Innovation Program qualify for a reduced out-of-state tuition rate.
School of Business fee (all students)
  • Full-time: $468
  • Part-time: $235
Academic Support Services Fee (all students)
  • Flat fee: $50

Assistantships/Student Employment

Many graduate students find part-time employment in the School of Business or with other units across campus. A master’s student employee typically enrolls in at least nine credit hours per semester and may be required to provide up to 20 hours of service per week to the hiring department, office, or faculty member. Compensation is typically an hourly wage that does not include tuition support.

Student positions are posted in Handshake throughout the year, but the highest volume of postings occur as the fall semester approaches. You will be able to create your Handshake profile and apply to student positions the day after you enroll in your first semester courses. Be sure to check Handshake often to view campus employment opportunities.

Financial aid

The VCU Office of Financial Aid can connect you with federal, state, university and private resources that help make college affordable.

Executive Programs

Our executive programs allow you to earn a graduate degree with a convenient, alternate weekend format. Visit our program pages to learn more about how to apply to each:

Executive MBA Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track

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