VIU accepts applicants from around the world that comprises our multi-cultural student body enrolled amongst eight Schools of Study and in our Academic Programs.
School of Business
Dean, Dr. Grace Klinefelter
VIU's School of Business offers a wide array of programs; from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a selection of 3 different concentrations; Undergraduate Certificates in International Business and Small Business Management; to a Graduate Certificate in Project Management; Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Project ManagementLEARN MORE
School of Computer Information Systems
Dean, Dr. Chakib Chraibi
The School of Computer Information Systems at VIU stands up to the challenge of offering degrees in graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs that equip the students with the skill sets to support the fast expansion of the computing field and its applications across various domains. VIU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, both on campus and online.LEARN MORE
School of Education
Associate Dean, Kevin J. Martin
The School of Education offers degrees for exciting and in-demand career paths with a Master of Education, a Master of Arts in TESOL, and a Master of Science in Applied Linguistics. Students gain real-world experiences through hands-on classes, outside workshops and speaker series, an international conference (CLLC), and an actively engaged student body.LEARN MORE
School of Public & International Affairs
Dean, Dr. Klara Bilgin
Are you passionate about politics and public service? Interested in public policy or international development? The School of Public & International Affairs offers two master’s-level programs: Master of Science in International Relations (MIR) and Master of Public Administration (MPA). The MIR program focuses on the study of foreign policy and international development and business.LEARN MORE
School of Online Education
Director, Christine Smith
VIU’s School of Online Education provides students the opportunity to complete a master’s or bachelor’s degree – or even a certificate program – fully online! However, on-campus students may also choose to complete part of their degrees or certificates online. VIU’s online classes follow a flexible eight-week format which means students can register for courses six times a year.LEARN MORE
School of Language Studies
Associate Director, Michael Seyfert
English is the dominant international language in communications, science, business, and entertainment, and a working knowledge of English means better job opportunities worldwide. We provide students with an opportunity to learn English quickly in a safe and friendly environment. Programs include two tracks to help develop and improve upon a student’s English proficiencyLEARN MORE
School of Test Preparation
Associate Director, Michael A. Seyfert
The School of Test Preparation (STP) programs are designed to help students with various standardized tests, major field tests and licensing tests. It also provides teachers training programs. The school has been serving students locally and internationally. STP faculty help you understand which test is most suitable for your career or academic goals and to prepare you to complete the test successfully.LEARN MORE
General Education Department
Dean, Dr. Halil Atabay
The General Education Department courses prepare VIU students to obtain the necessary skill set to be well-prepared for their academic programs. General Education Department faculty provide a balanced approach to support students in their acquisition of the skills that are used across a variety of disciplines, levels, and professions.LEARN MORE
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MESSAGE FROM VICE PRESIDENT
Welcome to the web page of Academic Affairs at Virginia International University. Here, you can find information on all of our Schools and academic programs, spotlights on our distinguished faculty, and view the staff of the Academic Affairs Team. As Vice President for Academic Affairs, I encourage everyone – students, staff and faculty – to contribute to this unique learning community. Our goal is to enhance VIU as a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and engaging university. The Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is deeply committed to students through innovative, flexible learning opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and aspirations resulting in self-fulfillment and competitiveness in an increasingly global society.
With all best wishes,
Dr. Ronald Kovach
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Klara Bilgin
Dean, School of Public & International Affairs
Dr. Grace Klinefelter
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Dr. Halil Atabay
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