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Fast Facts

The University of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study, personal enrichment, and professional development.

  • Finish your bachelor’s degree.
  • Pursue a master’s degree.
  • Learn to brew beer.
  • Explore the arts.
  • Take tai chi.
  • Study abroad.
  • Become a better communicator.

And do it all on the amazing campus of one of the top private universities in the country.

Degrees for Adult Students

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies brings the world-class academic experience of the University of Richmond to adult students.

Summer Studies
  • Summer School, serving traditional and nontraditional students from UR’s Schools of Arts & Sciences, Leadership, Business and Professional & Continuing Studies
  • Summer Study Abroad and Internship Abroad programs offering traditional students 15-18 overseas programs each summer including a variety of internship experiences
  • Reading Development programs offered through a partnership with the Institute on Reading Development
  • Classes for Richmond-area educators offered during the summer
Community and Professional Education
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Degree-Seeking Students at a Glance (2015-16)
  • We attract students from metro-Richmond, throughout other parts of Virginia and the U.S.
  • 73% female, 27% male
  • Average age: 35
  • 38% undergraduate, 49% graduate, 13% non degree-seeking
  • 83% part time, 17% full time
Enrollments (2015-16)
  • Our degree programs serve about 650 students each semester.
  • Community and professional education classes, including the Institute on Philanthropy, enroll about 5,600 students annually.
  • Summer School enrolls about 1,600 students each summer.
  • More than 500 Richmond-area teachers and administrators pursue continuing education opportunities through SPCS and the Center for Leadership in Education.
  • Osher Institute has approximately 800 active members.
Tuition and Fees (AY 2016-17)
  • Undergraduate tuition: $465 per semester hour
  • Graduate tuition: $580 per semester hour
  • Professional development for educators (graduate): $299 per semester hour
  • Noncredit fees vary by class.
  • Osher annual memberships: UR Staff, $25; Silver, $75; Gold, $350

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays