Graduate, Global & Continuing Studies

At Virginia Union University, you can gain the knowledge needed to
make a difference in your community and around the world.
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We know changing the world isn’t easy. But our award-winning faculty members are here to help you thrive, so you can solve society’s greatest challenges. Choose from our online graduate academic degrees offered by Virginia Union University, one of the nation's leading HBCUs.

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Virginia Union University is continuing to monitor updates about “COVID-19,” more commonly known as coronavirus. We are working with Capital Area Health Network (CAHN), our University-based healthcare provider, and following the recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health(VDH) as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As of June 16, 2020, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has confirmed 55,331 cases of COVID-19 in Virginia. The VDH states that "the risk of exposure for members of the public is low, but individual risk is dependent on exposure."

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What kind of academic programs does VUU offer?

Virginia Union University offers online academic programs and certificates in fields of study like education, business, science & health sciences, math, and theology. Browse our areas of study to explore career possibilities and find an online degree that’s right for you.

Our University is committed to exemplary teaching and boasts of its proud faculty, composed of talented professors, scholars, advisors, and researchers, who are dedicated to helping students become life-long learners. The Division includes four academic schools: the Sydney Lewis School of Business; the School of Arts and Sciences, the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education and the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology.

VUU Global is a new distance learning venture, bringing the HBCU experience to the cloud. Our new initiative provides high-quality opportunities and continuing education experiences to learners across the globe and is part of a broader strategy to remove barriers to educational opportunity in hopes of uniting communities, creating change. Programming provides learners with access to world-class lectures on a diverse range of topics and disciplines vital to our world today taught by distinguished thought leaders across multiple industries. Cataloged within the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University, the virtual sessions will give learners the opportunity to participate in an educational experience with the perks and flexibility of enrollment without the full-time commitment.


Why VUU Online?

Gain the VUU Experience at a distance.  Access to classes anywhere. Flexibility for students.  24/7 access to your online classroom with the ability to complete course work within a timely manner.  Achieve your goals with the option to accelerate your degree completion.  
A respected HBCU

At Virginia Union University, we are committed to elevating the student experience by pushing the boundaries of higher education.
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Inside the VUU Experience

Exploring our University is your direct connection to the knowledge and expertise to endless career possibilities and find an online degree that’s right for you.

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5 ways to pay for VUU Online


Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, at least more than 70% of all VUU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

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New Certificate Program to Prepare Student to enter the Healthcare Workforce

The new certificate program was created thanks to a $72,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation.

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