Degree Program Requirements

Degree program requirements, milestones, and planning.

Required Hours

30 credit hours, or ten 3-credit courses, is the class requirement by all UVA online master’s degree programs. Students are strongly encouraged to get pre-approval from their advisor for all classes they wish to take, to ensure that each class will count towards their degree.

Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)

Only courses in which a grade of C or better is achieved can be applied toward the degree. GPA calculation includes all grades, however. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained at all times. A student is placed on academic probation should his or her GPA fall below 3.0. If the GPA cannot be raised to 3.0 or higher, the student will be subject to dismissal from the program. These cases are monitored by the Engineering School Graduate Registrar's Office.

Transfer Credits

A transfer form should be submitted with the Plan of Study if classes taken at other participating universities are to be applied toward a University of Virginia degree. A maximum of 15 credits may be transferred in to a VEO degree program. Courses to be transferred should be approved by the appropriate faculty advisor and/or UVA Engineering School instructor (for equivalent course review) before they are taken. Courses to be transferred cannot be taken in the same term one is graduating; the transfer form must be processed at least two weeks prior to the graduation date, including receipt of official transcript with final grade. Transfer forms can be found on the UVA SEAS Graduate Enrolled Student Forms page.  (direct link: REQUEST APPROVAL OF TRANSFER CREDITS FORM )

Program Assessment Forms

The School of Engineering and Applied Science requires three program outcome assessment forms for all graduate Master of Engineering students. There are five program assessment forms in total, but only three will be completed for each student before degree completion. A faculty member familiar with one's work and from one’s department should complete the forms. Often this is done in one’s last semester.

Engineering Analysis Assessment

Engineering Design Assessment

Engineering Oral Communication Assessment

Engineering Plan of Study Assessment

Engineering Technical Writing Assessment


Are you ready to graduate? Follow the steps in the graduation planning to make sure you are fully on track to complete your Master of Engineering degree through Virginia Engineering Online (VEO).

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic graduate program requirements. This publication may be found at