Graduate Student Services

As a graduate student in the VCU College of Engineering, you will become part of the new frontier in engineering through the discovery and acquisition of new knowledge. As a student in our graduate programs, you will be challenged to new levels of independence, initiative, resourcefulness and collaboration. The VCU College of Engineering has state-of-the-art facilities and faculty members with international reputations. These assets translate into amazing research opportunities for emerging scholars and superior preparation for the next generation of research, industry and higher education leaders.

Before admission to candidacy for the doctorate, students must have:

  • Completed required coursework
  • Successfully completed the comprehensive examinations
  • Fulfilled all additional departmental requirements

After reaching candidacy, doctoral students become eligible to enroll in the ENGR 701 (9 credits) section under their advisor during Fall and Spring semesters.


The following forms provide useful information for College of Engineering graduate students. The forms are digital and can be completed and signed digitally or manually.

Note: Please download PDF forms in order to complete them digitally.

Once complete, forms should emailed to the College of Engineering, Office of Graduate Studies at or delivered to Engineering West Hall, Room 304.