Virginia Commonwealth University currently offers first professional degree programs leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degrees. VCU’s professional degree programs are administered by the individual health sciences schools. Professional licensure requirements, the accreditation agencies for each professional program and the curriculum committees of the individual health sciences schools determine the program requirements.
The Professional Studies Bulletin documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern education in the professional degree programs at the university. In-depth descriptions of each professional degree program are provided in the individual school and program pages of this bulletin. The bulletin Web site also provides program updates that occur throughout the academic year.
It is the responsibility of all professional students to be familiar with the Professional Studies Bulletin of record (the bulletin in effect at the time of official admission), as well as the academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program Web sites. Students enrolled in professional degree programs should contact their dean’s office at any time regarding questions relating to professional programs study at VCU.