Why Virginia?

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. News & World Report and with 33 fields, departments, or schools ranked in the top 25 for graduate study. In 2012, the University conferred more than 1,700 master’s degrees, 390 doctoral degrees, and nearly 550 first-professional degrees.