About CGEP

The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) offers engineers and other professionals the opportunity to earn a master's degree part time through onsite and televised graduate classes. CGEP is a distance learning graduate program of five universities in Virginia.

When you participate in CGEP at the VCU School of Engineering, you enter a program with robust academics and real-world relevance. You’ll work with internationally-recognized faculty members who are committed to challenging and inspiring students [or “the returning student”]. VCU Engineering was founded on the idea of public-private partnerships, and you see this every day in the collaborative projects that bring researchers from government, industry and academia to VCU’s state-of-the-art facilities. As a CGEP student at VCU, the professional insights you bring also play a vital role in our culture of entrepreneurship.

Location is another of VCU’s defining differences. We’re situated in the heart of Richmond, Virginia’s multifaceted capital and a magnet for Fortune 500 companies and high-energy startups. You will benefit from our longstanding collaborative relationship with the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical programs. As a CGEP student at VCU, you’ll participate in - and contribute to - those relationships and resources.