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Virginia International University offers graduate degree and certificate programs that aim to inspire and empower students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scholars within culturally diverse and technologically immersed environments. Faculty of VIU with both academic and industry backgrounds provide students with real-world perspectives, balancing theory with practice. Our curriculum offers an extensive set of traditional and state-of-the-art courses, and provides the necessary flexibility to accommodate students with various backgrounds.

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
VIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the core business areas of management, finance, marketing, accounting, and decision-making. This program provides students with high quality, professional education in Business Administration through a variety of concentrations, including International Finance, Human Resource Management, and more.
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Master of Science in Accounting (MAC)
New financial regulations, the globalization of businesses, and pressure for organizations to be more fiscally responsible and transparent drive the need for more skilled accountants and auditors. The Master of Science in Accounting (MAC) degree program provides you with the technical and operational skills necessary for careers in accounting.
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Master of Science in Project Management (MPM)
Offered as Degree or Certificate
The Master of Science in Project Management (MPM) degree and certificate programs focus on the technical and operational skills necessary to excel in leadership positions as project managers. These programs are designed to prepare you with a knowledge of decision making processes, ethics, communication, globalization, and analytical frameworks.
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SCHOOL OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
The Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) program balances theory with practice, providing the necessary flexibility to accommodate students from various backgrounds. Concentrations include Computer Animation and Gaming, Cybersecurity, Data Management, and more.
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Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS)
Offered as Degree or Certificate
In the Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) degree and certificate programs, business theory is merged with information systems theory to prepare leaders for success in public and private business environments. Concentrations include Business Intelligence and Data Analysis, Cybersecurity, Data Management, and more.
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Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MISM)
Offered as Degree or Certificate
The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MISM) degree and certificate programs provide students with the knowledge to manage the in-house and outsources development of information systems as well as perform effectively as both producer and consumer of information systems services.
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Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT)
The Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT) program prepares students for leadership roles in the IT industry. The program provides knowledge and skills across the entire range of topics in the industry – systems engineering, decision-making for IT, ethics and law, computer networking, database technologies, IT governance and strategy, Web development, and information assurance.
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Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE)
The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE) builds the critical thinking skills of software engineering through a solid understanding of theoretical concepts, principles, and tools alongside coverage of the fundamental software development issues and processes. In this program, students explore real-world problems and opportunities with software intensive systems, and learn methods to evaluate, adopt, and take advantage of emerging technologies.
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Business Intelligence (BI) Certificate
In a knowledge-intensive economy, success depends on an organization's ability to understand trends in its data and exploit it to generate intelligence to gain or maintain competitive advantage. The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence (BI) Program is designed to meet the overwhelming need of the industry to transform raw data and information into business intelligence that is used to drive efficiency, maximize the technology investment and strengthen customer relationships.
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Information Technology Audit and Compliance (ITAC) Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Audit and Compliance (ITAC) courses enables students to learn security concepts and understand how IT related risks can be minimized through security and control measures. Students will also develop an understanding of major regulatory requirements.
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Master of Arts in TESOL (MA in TESOL)
Offered as Degree or Certificate
The Master of Arts in TESOL program and Graduate Certificate program prepare future graduates for the world of work as language teaching specialists. This in-depth program provides a solid foundation in the teaching of ESL/EFL. Graduates of the TESOL program are qualified to work in many different educational environments both in the US and abroad.
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The Master of Education program is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel. Concentrations include ESOL Education, Mathematics Education, and Science Education.
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Master of Science in Applied Linguistics (MSAPL)
The Master of Science (MS) in Applied Linguistics program is designed to foster the skills necessary to improve the effectiveness of language instruction, content delivery, and program efficacy. Concentrations are available in Multilingual Education, Program Management, and Educational Technology.
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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
VIU’s Master of Public Administration program, provides students with the knowledge to oversee a diverse workforce and community in public, private, and non-profit structures. Students learn to manage the mix of both local and regional needs in order to achieve the best results within a multifaceted range of governmental regulations and the political process.
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Master of Science in International Relations (MIR)
In an increasingly interdependent world, it is important for professionals to have an understanding of the complex issues that go beyond our own borders. VIU's Master of Science in International Relations arms students with the tools to not only understand the implications of global issues in today's world, but to work in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment.
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