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Cardinal Education

Cardinal Education (Formerly CGEP)

Cardinal Education (formerly CGEP) offers online graduate programs in engineering and related studies to students across Virginia and around the world. Cardinal is a partnership of six respected universities and has a 35+ year record of leadership in distance learning. The partnership provides students with excellent and flexible degree options. It allows employers to upskill their professionals without losing them to relocation. And, it fuels growth in the tech economy, particularly in Virginia.

  • Receive a diploma from an esteemed university — while enjoying the freedom to take courses from any of our six partner schools.
  • Take online classes when and where you want. Further your education and your career without leaving your job or relocating.
  • Finish your degree more quickly. With access to offerings at all partner schools, you can find the right course when you need it.

Learn more about Cardinal Education here.

Degrees Offered

The following degrees are offered through the telecommunications system by Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Old Dominion University
Master of Engineering (M.E.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in:
Engineering Management
Experimental Methods
Modeling & Simulation
MS Engineering in ECE Concentration
Advanced Engineering with a Concentration in Biomedical Engineering Certificate
Advanced Engineering with a Concentration in Cyber Systems Security CertificateGraduate Certificate Programs:

Coastal Engineering Certificate

Virginia Polytechnic & State University
Master of Science (M.S.) in:
Civil Engineering (Environmental and Infrastructure)
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Administration
Systems Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

University of Virginia
Master of Engineering (M.E.) in:
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering (Structural)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Systems Engineering

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First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.