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Virginia International University

Virginia International University
Admissions Office
11200 Waples Mill Road #360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703.591.7042
Fax: 703.591.7048

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  • Setting: City
  • Type: Private
  • Total Students: 1200
  • School Size: Small
  • Type of School: University
  • Type of Housing: Homestay, Apartment

Top Programs:

  1. Business
  2. Computer
  3. TESOL and ESL

Virginia International University (VIU) is a private, non-profit university located in Fairfax, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC. VIU currently offers graduate and undergraduate programs in business, management and computer science, as well as certificates in a variety of professional and technical fields, including TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and English as a second language (ESL). Our student body comes from more than 60 different countries. VIU offers tuition scholarships to high-potential students because we believe that higher education should be available to those who do not have the necessary funds to pursue it. See:


  • Online and On-Campus delivery
  • We are located in Fairfax, Virginia, one of the best and safest places in the U.S.
  • Qualified professors
  • Affordable tuition rates and payment plans
  • Tuition scholarships
  • We update our educational programs to keep pace with the latest developments in technology and teaching methods.
  • CPT - After first year/during semester
  • OPT - After graduation 12 or 29 months

Graduate Programs

VIU offers four graduate programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
    • MS in Information Systems Management (MISM)
    • MS in Information Technology (MIT)
    • MS in Software Engineering (MSE)
  • Master of Art in TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The graduate programs provide a high level of professional education and cover a broad range of subjects, thereby qualifying students for more diverse job opportunities after graduation. These degrees are earned by completing the program course requirements of 36 credit hours (3 credit hours per course, beyond prerequisite courses).

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Online or On-Campus)
The MBA program has eight concentrations: International Business Management, International Finance, Marketing Management, Global Logistics, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) (Online or On-Campus)
The Masters of Science in Information Systems (MIS) program is the study of information systems including their design, development, deployment, and usage in various organizations.

Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) (Online or On-Campus)
VIU’s MCS program is the study of computer science theory and its application.

MS in Information Systems Management (MISM) (Online or On-Campus)

MS in Information Technology (MIT) (Online or On-Campus)

MS in Software Engineering (MSE) (Online or On-Campus)

Master of Arts in TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) (Online or On-Campus)
VIU’s MA in TESOL program prepares students to work as English teachers in a world where the global need for English language skills is growing.

Undergraduate Programs (Online or On-Campus)

VIU offers undergraduate degrees in both Business Management and Computer Science.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    VIU offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the following three concentration areas: Marketing, Finance and International Business.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (BSC) integrates theoretical and practical aspects of information technology and business systems.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are for two semesters and require a total of 18 (graduate level) to 24 (undergraduate level) credit hours.

  • Business Certificate Programs
    VIU offers three business certificates:
    • International Business,
    • Small Business Management,
    • Medical Administrative Assistant.
  • Computer Programs
    VIU offers four computer science certificates:
    • Business Intelligence (Graduate)
    • Information Systems (Graduate)
    • Information Systems Management (Graduate)
    • Information Technology Audit and Compliance (Graduate)
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    VIU offers a graduate certificate in TESOL that prepares native and near-native speakers of English to teach ESL and EFL. The program requires a total of 18 credits and can be completed in two semesters of full-time study.

Language Programs

  • ESL Program
    VIU's English as a Second Language (ESL) program is a semester-based program that offers instruction at four proficiency levels, from Elementary to College Preparatory. VIU's ESL program offers both full-time and part-time study, including a TOEFL iBT preparatory course. As well, the schedule includes a variety of content-based ESL electives to appeal to a wide range of interests.

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Professional Education Series (CPES) is designed to deliver high-quality continuing professional education and training programs for individuals and organizations.


VIU accepts applications up to eight weeks before the start of the following semester. After all application materials are received, students are notified of their acceptance as soon as possible. Please see the chart below for the requirements of each program.

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