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Cardinal Education: The Power of Six

About the Program

Cardinal Education offers online graduate programs in engineering and science to students across Virginia and around the world. Cardinal is a partnership of six respected universities with a 40-year record of leadership in distance learning. The partnership provides Virginia Tech engineering graduate students and engineering professionals with excellent and flexible course, degree, and certificate options. It allows employers to upskill their professionals without losing them to relocation. And, it fuels growth in the tech economy, particularly in Virginia. Previously known as the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Partnership, Cardinal Education comprises George Mason University, Old Dominion University, The University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virignia Tech.

How does it help?

Consider the courses offered by the Cardinal Education partnership universities as part of your "wish list" of courses available to you. Maybe you need to take a course over the summer that isn't offered at Virginia Tech. You can check the courses offered through Cardinal Education and if you find one, ask your adviser and contact the Cardinal Education Director's office at Virignia Tech to get the process going.

An up-to-date listing of the available degrees and application processes can be found through the Cardinal Education Website Cardinal Education.

Commonwealth Campus

Applying to the Virginia Tech graduate school under the Commonwealth Campus status enables students to take 12 semester hours before formal acceptance into a master's degree program. Each University offers specific master's degrees with little overlap. This program offers an excellent opportunity for working engineers to update skills or learn about a new technology.

Would you like to learn more?

If you'd like to learn more about Cardinal Education, please fill out the following survey: Cardinal Education Information Survey.

Also, please be sure to check out latest Cardinal Education Newsletters below:

Volume 1, Issue 1: April 2023
Volume 1, Issue 2: July 2023