Degree Programs for Adult Students

Earn a UR degree on your terms.

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Degree programs designed for busy adults 

At the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, our bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with our academic certificates, are designed to meet the needs busy adults, balancing academic rigor with flexibility and value. You’ll attend part time in the evening (or online in the Interdisciplinary Studies Online program) at a pace that supports your other life commitments.

As an added value (and surprise to many), our tuition ranks among the most competitive in Richmond, starting at just $575 per semester hour for undergraduates, $721 per semester hour for graduates.* Plus financial aid, scholarships and payment plans are available (review annual cost of attendance). You’ll also have access to comprehensive Career Services to help you best prepare for a career change or advancement opportunities. 

Choose from a variety of degrees in several in-demand career fields plus options in the liberal arts:

Where you earn your degree does make a difference, especially in today’s economy. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what some recent graduates had to say about their experience as adult students at the University of Richmond in the video below. And learn more by completing our simple contact form.

Your degree on your terms

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. In-person classes are scheduled in the evenings on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Online and hybrid classes can take advantage of distance support from across campus while studying.

Workplace Relevant

transfer iconOur classes are normally taught by adjuncts, and that’s no accident. Our professors are experienced professionals in their fields who also have earned academic and teaching credentials. They practice at their workplaces what they teach in their classrooms. As a result, our classes combine theory with real-world experience to provide you a practical education that’s immediately applicable to your workplace.

For less than expected

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small classes size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our tuition rates are $575* per undergraduate and $721* per graduate credit hour. Scholarships are available and our degrees qualify for financial aid. Parking for on-campus programs costs $70/year. We don’t charge add-on fees.

*Based on 2023-24 rates. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.

Career services for life

career services iconLike education, we consider career planning to be a lifelong pursuit. We provide students with a comprehensive approach to career development by facilitating their education, preparation, and connection to alumni and employers, all of which empowers them to achieve their professional goals. And it doesn’t stop when you graduate — our alumni have access to Career Services for life.