Academic Catalog


The 2020-21 Graduate Academic Catalog

This Catalog includes official announcements of academic programs and major academic policies. Although it was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication, students are encouraged to seek the most current information from the appropriate offices.  All students are responsible for knowing the policies of the University.

For educational and financial reasons, the University reserves the right to change, at any time, any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, fees, or dates found in this Catalog. Statements in the Catalog do not constitute an actual or implied contract between the student and the University. This Catalog is also available print. The definitive version of the Catalog shall be the electronic HTML version published on the University website.

The University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1886 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mary Washington.

The address and contact numbers for the Commission on Colleges are published so that interested constituents can learn about the accreditation status of UMW; file a third-party comment at the time of UMW’s decennial review; or file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about UMW, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate office at UMW and not to the Commission.