Other Changes

In addition to changing the name of the School and transitioning undergraduate degrees to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, the strategic plan outlines additional changes to the curriculum and School structure.

Graduate Programs

The School will continue to offer three paths to a master’s degree at the University of Richmond.

  • The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program remains unchanged. It will continue to serve graduate students seeking a broad-based experience that capitalizes on the University’s liberal arts core.
  • The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program remains unchanged. It will continue to serve graduate students seeking a professional-oriented degree distinct from an MBA.
  • The Master of Education (M.Ed.) will expand to comprise five specialties in high-need areas.
    • The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will remain unchanged.
    • The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies will remain unchanged.
    • The M.Ed. in Special Education will be added to serve graduate students seeking experience and endorsement in special needs programs.
    • The M.Ed. in Gifted and Talented Education will be added to serve graduate students seeking experience and endorsement in gifted education.
    • The M.Ed. in English as a Second Langauge will be added to serve graduate students seeking experience and endorsement in ESL.

The School will continue to offer graduate certificates in the folllowing areas.

  • Teacher Licensure Preparation
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Human Resource Management

Professional Development (Non-credit)

The School will supplement and expand its existing non-credit professional development offerings.

  • The Massage Therapy Studies program has already been added to meet the expanding needs for Certified Massage Therapist certification and continuing education requirements. The School’s accredited 700-hour program of study exceeds the 500-hour minimum requirements of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
  • The Landscape Design program will expand to consist of both Horticulture and Landscape Design professional certificates.

Additional partnerships and professional development programs will be established in the years to come as defined by the School’s Strategic Plan.


Professional & Continuing Studies

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

Front Desk Hours
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Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 p.m.
The office is closed for all University holidays unless otherwise noted.

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