About UNVA

This year marks UNVA's thirteenth anniversary. Now established as a major international university, the University of Northern Virginia offers American-style educational programs at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels.


With students from all over the world, UNVA is keenly aware of the needs of our student body. Our courses reflect the needs of employers in this ever more globalized business environment. Our schedules are designed to fit the needs of adult learners, and our professors have both the highest academic credentials and real world knowledge of their subjects.



UNVA is an American university with a truly international perspective. Our faculty and student body represent dozens of countries world-wide. This diversity of cultures and business environments provides a true international educational experience and prepares our students to work in an increasingly global economy.


Returning students will also see dramatic changes for the better. We have a new senior management team with a renewed commitment to providing excellent service to our students. You are our customers and you are the reason we are here.


We have adopted a state-of-the-art student record system which allows prospective students to apply on line. Students can register for classes, pay tuition, get grade reports, and handle most administrative interactions online from their student portals. Our business processes have been streamlined to take full advantage of this new technology. We have done a complete course review and have updated courses and prerequisites, eliminating some unnecessary prerequisites from the prior catalogue. We have increased our bandwidth and purchased new systems so that your online experience is faster and more secure. We have increased the percentage of instructors with terminal degrees. Despite all of our growth and our modernization, we have continuity in basic programs.




In the School of Management, the graduate program offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with several majors to meet a wide variety of student needs and an Executive MBA (EMBA) for entrepreneurs who would like to enhance their management skills and in consumption of new ideas. UNVA also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with several specializations. It includes several important and contemporary concentrations. {C}


The School of Technology offers a Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree, a Master of Science degree (MS) in Computer Science and Information Systems Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems Technology. The School of Technology also offers the undergraduate student the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Information Technology.


The School of Liberal Arts provides communications and English courses, developmental programs for English and Math and houses the general education courses; it also evaluates all entering students for placement in the university's graduate and undergraduate programs.


Please visit our web site at www.unva.edu to learn more about our university. You will be able to download an electronic version of this catalogue, give us your comments, access your student or faculty portal, and much more.