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Education Opportunities

Continuing learning and development are fundamental to career growth and satisfaction. Whether your learning goals include an academic degree, vocational certification or individual professional development courses, be sure your career strategy and action plans include professional and career learning activities.

UVa Education Benefits are available to employees who have successfully completed their probationary period. Links to the policy, forms and due dates is available at this site.
If you have specific questions on education policy and administration, please call the HR Service Center at 434-982-0123 or email

If you have questions about how to decide what education or professional development is right for you, contact Career Services at 434.924.4343 or Holly Heilberg at

In addition, the following is a list of educational organizations that U.Va employees are attending using their education benefits as well as a link providing information on accreditation for distant and e-leaners.

Information on Education Programs:

  • A good place to start is Petersons. This on-line site provides a comprehensive guide to undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Education Index is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S.

Undergraduate Programs:

Additional Regional Programs:

Graduate programs

  • University of Virginia - A number of UVa employees have matriculated in graduate programs in the Curry School, McIntire School Master’s in Information Technology (MIT) degree, Nursing School, School of Medicine (Public Health), School of Arts & Sciences and the Engineering School. Research the programs in which you are interested; you may wish to consult with the graduate advisor in your Department/Program of interest to discuss your interests and whether the program can accommodate your work obligations.

  • Grad View is another excellent site for information on graduate programs.

  • Virginia Colleges and Universities.

  • is a database of graduate schools. It also provides information on financing your education and more.

Additional Graduate Schools:

G.E.D. Programs

Other local programs:

Other Professional Development Opportunities:

Other alternative learning and career development opportunities:

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