You have 2 years to complete the Certification, 5 years to complete the MS, and 7 years to complete the D.E.S. While enrolled in these programs, you are required to maintain continuous enrollment or a minimum of 2 classes per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. You may take more than one course during each semester and take courses during the Summer but you are not required to. On average, students take 3.5 years to complete the degree, however, we encourage each student to take courses at a pace that suits their schedule.
Absolutely! We encourage students visit campus, meet with their professors, and attend graduation if they are able.
Absolutely! We encourage our degree graduates to come to the University Commencement Ceremony, Class Day, and the CVN Graduation Party.
There is no difference between a degree received online via CVN and one received by a full-time on-campus student. There is no mention of CVN, online learning, or distance education on the transcript or diploma.
Matriculated students do have access to the career center. After graduation, CVN alumni with MS or D.E.S degrees also have access to the alumni network.
We have rolling admissions, so there are no hard deadlines to apply. You should submit your application at least 2 months before you wish to enroll to ensure timely consideration of your application before the semester begins.
You should allow at least 4-6 weeks to hear back from the department regarding an MS or D.E.S. application. Non-degree and Certification is 7-10 business days after all of your materials, including the application fee, have been submitted.
Application fees must be submitted via post. You must send in a physical check or money order.
With the exception of the application fee, all application materials must be submitted online.
The best options for recommendation letters are formers professors that you have taken courses with or done research with. Supervisors who work with you on a day-to-day basis in the engineering fields are also good recommenders. They will be required to fill out a recommendation form.
We are on the semester system and have 3 semesters per year, Fall, Spring, and Summer. You can enroll in any program before any semester.
You can transfer up to two classes or six credits taken previously towards the coursework of an MS degree. You can submit a transfer credit request form along with your other application materials.
A current GRE score (taken within the last five years) is required for admissions to the MS Program. You do not need a GRE for the non-degree, certification, or D.E.S. programs
Waivers are very rarely given. When they are, they are typically given to students who hold a doctoral degree. You should plan on submitting a current GRE with your MS application. If you would like to request one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after you have begun your application.
There is no GRE minimum. The Admissions Committee sees all three of the GRE scores, but the emphasis is placed on the quantitative portion of the exam.
You can apply up to six credits or two classes taken as a non-degree student towards the coursework of the MS degree. Doing well as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the MS Program.
If you do not meet the GPA minimum of 3.0, you can apply to the non-degree or certification program. Completing either non-matriculated program, does not guarantee admission to a degree program.
All of the programs require a Bachelors Degree in engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science or a related field.
You do not need to come to campus to complete exams. We have two remote options for testing. An online service, Remote Proctoring and having a physical, approved proctor administer the exam to you. CVN students can use both options.
You will never be required to sit for a live lecture. You will be able to download or stream your lectures at your convenience.
Non-matriculated and matriculated students do have remote access to library resources.
The cost of each class consists of three credits plus a CVN Fee. The first class also incurs a transcript fee making the total $5,846. After the first course, each course is $5,741.
In total for 10 courses, the cost is about 56K.