UMW students have an accelerated pathway to a Master of Science degree from the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) at George Mason University. Students express interest through an interest form available from the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at UMW. Approved students enroll as non-degree students in VSE during their senior year at UMW and may take up to 9-credits of graduate level coursework in one of several programs including Applied Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, and Systems Engineering. Upon completion of their senior year at UMW, students in the program can use their earned credits from GMU as electives at UMW, and can then matriculate to GMU’s Volgenau School of Engineering having already completed nine credits toward a Master of Science degree program. In most cases, students will be able to earn their MS in only one year after graduation from UMW.
The Virginia Tech College of Engineering is partnering with University of Mary Washington to help position students for mid-level and advanced positions in industries related to computing technology. By establishing an accelerated pathway of foundational courses at partner universities, currently enrolled students can be prepared for early admission to Virginia Tech’s MEng degree in computer science as early as spring of their junior year. Once accepted these students during their fouth year can begin taking up to 6 credits from an approved set of courses from an approved set of courses that can be applied beyond the 120 required credit hours required for University of Mary Washington undergraduate degree towards their MEng degree (UMW course level approved: (max. 6 credits) from approved course list).
By outlining a clear pathway and course equivalencies, both the engineering and liberal arts student are able to participate in Virginia’s Tech Talent Pipeline. Many students will find that they can complete their MEng degree in just one extra year.
The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP)
This is a collaborative graduate program that offers graduate engineering programs for students at receiver sites throughout the Commonwealth. Our Stafford and Dahlgren are two such receiver sites. Read more about options at our Dahlgren campus.
UMW and the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University established an accelerated 3+3 Program which provides a fast track to a career in law. After just three years of undergraduate study at UMW, you enter Scalia Law as a full-time, first-year law student. The program will save you one year’s worth of tuition and time. More details can be found on this GMU web-page.
UMW has an agreement with the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences for an early selection program for students in the UMW Honors Program who are interested in a career in medicine. Students who are accepted into and fulfill the requirements of the early selection program will be provided provisional admission to the four-year M.D. program. Learn more from the Honors Program website.
Interview Program: The VCOM Guaranteed Admissions Interview Program guarantees qualified UMW pre-medical students interviews for admission into the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). For complete list of requirements and address any questions contact Professor Stephen Gallik, Pre-Health Advisor.
More information on pre-health opportunities at UMW can be found on the Pre-Health Program website.
Similar to the law school program, UMW has reached an agreement with the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University for an accelerated pathway to a pharmacy degree. Details can be found on here.
For more about these, as well as international graduate programs and other undergraduate study away programs see our Partnership Programs page.