Here is an overview of the graduate and continuing education options at higher education institutions in Central Virginia. Be sure to contact each organization to see full class and degree offerings.
Central Virginia Community College
Workforce Division: Central Virginia Community College’s Workforce Division delivers comprehensive employment and workforce solutions throughout the greater Lynchburg region. The division addresses the educational needs of employers, job seekers and the community to enhance economic prosperity and the quality of life.
• Leadership and Employee Development Classes—These are offered on a range of changing topics each semester, such as “Best Practices for Project Management” and “Inspiring Business Creativity in the Workplace.”
• FastForward Programs—These classes lead to a state or nationally recognized credential and are offered in the healthcare, human resources, trades, and transportation fields.
• Online Certificates—A career certificate can give you an edge in your field. CVCC offers certificates in fields such as bookkeeping, accounting and finance, social media for business and many others.
Learn more: centralvirginia.edu/workforce
The Graduate School: Learn from a world-class faculty in a Christian environment with LU’s graduate programs and specializations offered in both residential and online formats for those seeking master’s, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. The Graduate School also coordinates a variety of services through the Graduate Writing Center, the Research Ethics Office, and the Graduate Assistantship program.
Learn more: liberty.edu/graduate
Center for Professional and Continuing Education: The LU Center for Professional and Continuing Education develops your professional or personal skills through flexible, non-traditional training. The Center is available to students, alumni, and the general public, both residentially and online.
• Noncredit programs in professional development, personal enrichment, test prep
• Online credit certificate programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees
• College credit opportunities for the completion of several Center courses
• Customized training
Learn more: liberty.edu/CE
University of Lynchburg
Graduate Programs: The University is proud of their diverse array of accredited programs that include master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certifications. All provide a high-quality educational experience. Most graduate classes are either fully or partially online.
• Doctoral Programs—EdD in Educational Studies, Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Physical Therapy
• Master’s Programs—athletic training, business administration, education, health benefit design, nonprofit leadership studies, PA medicine, public health
• Certificate Programs—in fields from advanced counseling to cybersecurity to literacy studies
New in Fall 2021: Students can enroll in an MBA with a sport management emphasis. The specialized MBA is designed to equip graduate students with knowledge and skills related to the commercial and legal aspects of sports.
Access Students: The Access program is specifically for students ages 25 and older who may or may not have college credits. It includes a discounted tuition rate, with the exclusion of second-degree nursing students. While graduate-level classes are offered partially or fully online, University of Lynchburg plans for most undergraduate classes to return to an in-person format in the fall of 2021, following a year of online classes due to the pandemic.
Learn more: www.lynchburg.edu
Master’s Degree Programs: M.A. in coaching and sport leadership, M.F.A. in creative writing, and M.A. in teaching
College Summer Credit Program: Randolph College offers online summer classes for college credit that are open to the general public in addition to current students. All classes are taught by Randolph College faculty.
Learn more: randolphcollege.edu
Sweet Briar College
Master of Arts in Teaching: Men and women with bachelor’s degrees from Sweet Briar College or other institutions who enroll full-time in the program may obtain their M.A.T. and teacher licensure for one of three tracks in one to two years, depending on previous coursework.
Learn more: sbc.edu