Cardinal Education (Former Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program - CGEP)
Premiere provider of high-quality post-baccalaureate engineering education for practicing engineers and scientists interested in maintaining and enhancing their skills.
Cardinal Education Program Members
Offerings include Masters degrees, certificate programs, and non-degree, non-credit/seminar programs.
How the Program Works
Cardinal Education delivers graduate engineering courses to students located across the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.
To earn a degree using the course offerings of Cardinal Education, an individual must apply for admission to and be accepted into a degree program at one of the six Cardinal Education universities. The university that accepts an individual into a degree program becomes that student’s "home institution."
An up-to-date listing of the available degrees and application processes can be found through Cardinal Education
Virginia Tech Program Offerings
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
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.