Academic fields

Academic fields

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a diverse, energetic intellectual environment, with its academic programs as the centerpiece. Our degree programs span the undergraduate through the doctoral level and also include post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The chart below illustrates our many offerings.

Subject area Undergraduate degree Graduate degree Minor
Criminal Justice B.S. M.S. *
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness B.A. M.A. *
Nonprofit Management and Administration     *
Public Administration   M.P.A.  
Public Management     *
Public Policy and Administration   Ph.D.  
Urban and Regional Planning   M.U.R.P  
Urban and Regional Studies B.S.   *

The Wilder School also offers a wide range of graduate academic opportunities. We cater to both full-time students and professionals interested in pursuing graduate-level work on a part-time basis. Current offerings include nationally recognized master’s programs and a number of post-baccalaureate graduate certificates.

The Wilder School offers three competitive undergraduate degree programs, as well as five minors. Each of these programs provides a solid liberal arts foundation that prepares students for pursuing careers or continuing study toward an advanced degree.