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Cardinal Education (Former Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program - CGEP)

January 21, 2020 - Students and faculty of the Data Analytics Center work together at the Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington. (Photo by Erin Williams/Virginia Tech)

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Premiere provider of high-quality post-baccalaureate engineering education for practicing engineers and scientists interested in maintaining and enhancing their skills. 

State Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program

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

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.

Learn More

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(540) 231-2940 (Office)
Torgersen Hall, Suite 3046 (0217)
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061