The University offers graduate and first-professional degrees through ten of its 11 schools. Of the 21,000 students enrolled at the University, over 6,500 are students in a graduate or first-professional (law and medicine) degree program. UVa offers 81 master’s degrees in 65 fields, 53 doctoral degrees in 55 fields, six education specialist degrees, and first-professional degrees in law and medicine. UVa is one of the top universities in the nation, ranked twenty-fourth overall - and second among public institutions - by U.S.
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Programs in the Office of the Vice President for Research is dedicated to creating a University-wide focus on graduate education and postdoctoral training by establishing good communication and working relationships with graduate schools, departments, and graduate students. We collaborate on efforts to develop intellectually-stimulating environments for research, teaching, and service and to recruit, mentor, retain, and graduate a talented and diverse community of graduate students.