VUU Offering 2 New Master Degrees January 2021

October 08, 2020


Justin-Mychal White

Senior Writer, Virginia Union University


RICHMOND VA - The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACSCOC) has approved Virginia Union University to offer two new Masters degree programs and both are set to debut spring 2021. 

“I am excited about the continuous growth and expansion of Virginia Union,” said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University. “This is what we envisioned when we began this journey. To watch it come to fruition is energizing, and it shows that the strategy is working”. 

The Masters of Arts (MA) in Political Science is a 30-credit hour program with a thesis and non-thesis options in the areas of American government, American legal system, and international relations.  The Masters of Science in Hospitality Management is a 36-credit hour program focused on the theoretical and practical application of cutting-edge knowledge to management of the booming hospitality industry. Learners will be able to analyze problems and develop solutions in order to make meaningful executive decisions.  

“This adds to our growing suite of high-quality graduate programs at VUU, but also offers our students expansive opportunities to learn from prominent faculty and researchers in a number of key areas in the hospitality industry and politics,” said Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs. “We will prepare the next generation of scholars, and those trained to use evidence and theory to solve core problems in both the public and private sectors.” 

This announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of Virginia Union’s new Bachelors of Arts in Health Science and bachelors in Hospitality Management. The addition of these programs brings the total number of degree programs at Virginia Union to 37 bachelors, 45 masters, and doctoral degrees.  

For more information, please contact Justin-Mychal White at.jcwhite@vuu.edu or (804) 257-5856.  

About Virginia Union University  

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts urban institution of higher education and center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrow’s world. It was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Virginia Union University offers a broad range of educational opportunities that advance liberal arts education, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences. Visit..https://www.vuu.edu/  for more information.