University of the Virgin Islands

Introduction

Why make the University of the Virgin Islands your university of first choice?

  1. The tuition is very affordable.
  2. UVI offers a diverse range of degree programs.
  3. UVI offers continuing education non-degree and certificate courses through the Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center.
  4. UVI is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association.
  5. The average class size is small enough to allow students to participate meaningfully and receive the individualized attention necessary to succeed.
  6. UVI is technologically advanced and has several scientific and computer laboratories for student use.
  7. UVI offers on-campus housing on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix (double and single accommodations).
  8. UVI is part of the National Student Exchange (NSE) program with over 170 institutions on the U.S. Mainland. UVI also participates in student exchange programs with Emory University in Atlanta, GA., Oxford College in Atlanta, GA; the State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; and Universidad Internacional (UNINTER) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  9. UVI offers a wholesome campus environment. It has academically oriented, student leadership, athletic and religious organizations. There is also the Brothers with a Cause (BWC) organization and sororities with national affiliation.
  10. While small in size and geographically separated from the U.S. mainland, UVI has a student population that is international in makeup and global in outlook.
  11. UVI offers a quality education, utilizing innovative instructional techniques and state-of-the-art computer equipment in a personalized and picturesque settings.

UVI Mission


Mission Statement


The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.


Vision Statement


The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Programs

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Master

Masters in Public Administration

Campus Full time September 2016 Virgin Islands St. Thomas

The graduate program in Public Administration (MPA) seeks to increase the accessibility to management education for able, motivated men and woman of various ages and educational backgrounds. [+]

Masters in Public Administration

 

The graduate program in Public Administration (MPA) seeks to increase the accessibility to management education for able, motivated men and woman of various ages and educational backgrounds. The program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management careers in all levels and functions of government, in community service agencies and in the business community, and to provide well-qualified graduates who are highly motivated to seek long-term leadership and management careers in the public service sector.

The program consists of required core courses and elective courses. Students take specialized courses reflecting the concerns of their particular area of interest.... [-]


Masters of Marine & Environmental Science

Campus Full time September 2016 Virgin Islands St. Thomas

The Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degree provides students with the training and skills necessary for planning, conducting, and evaluating research in marine and environmental science. [+]

Masters of Marine & Environmental Science

 

The Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degree provides students with the training and skills necessary for planning, conducting, and evaluating research in marine and environmental science. Additionally, students explore how to utilize research to manage natural resources, with a particular focus on the issues and challenges related to natural resource management in the Caribbean region. The program draws upon the expertise of faculty within several units of UVI, in particular the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies and the Division of Science and Mathematics. Further, it is a bridge between academia and natural resource management sectors within the US Virgin Islands, the greater Caribbean, and beyond.... [-]


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Master of Arts in Education

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charlotte Amalie Virgin Islands St. Thomas + 1 more

The Master of Arts Degree in Education was established in direct response to the need for increasing the effectiveness of teachers, counselors and educational administrators, with baccalaureate degrees, who wish to further their education and improve their teaching, counseling and supervisory potential, without the expenses and family disruptions necessarily involved in attending universities outside the region. [+]

Master of Arts in Education

 

The Master of Arts Degree in Education was established in direct response to the need for increasing the effectiveness of teachers, counselors and educational administrators, with baccalaureate degrees, who wish to further their education and improve their teaching, counseling and supervisory potential, without the expenses and family disruptions necessarily involved in attending universities outside the region.

By pursuing Master’s level studies, the graduate student may continue beyond the baccalaureate level and concentrate on specialized areas of education. The student has the opportunity to pursue, in greater depth than at the undergraduate level, the generalized areas of education, while at the same time becoming a specialist in a particular area.    ... [-]


Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 Virgin Islands St. Thomas

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is designed to advance and deepen the knowledge of teachers, as well as to train these educators to be highly qualified mathematics teachers at the secondary level. [+]

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

 

 

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is designed to advance and deepen the knowledge of teachers, as well as to train these educators to be highly qualified mathematics teachers at the secondary level.

 

The program leading to Master of Arts degree in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) provides to teachers of mathematics at the secondary level, or to prospective teachers with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics

an opportunity to advance and broaden their knowledge of mathematics an opportunity to relate their study of mathematics to pedagogical issues an understanding of, and appreciation for, practices that impact the teaching and learning of secondary school mathematics. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2016 Virgin Islands St. Thomas

The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology

 

 

The Master of Arts in Psychology with the Counseling concentration at the University of the Virgin Islands is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. This graduate Psychology Program does not itself lead to licensing, but does seek to prepare practitioners to use the science of psychology for the promotion of human well-being, specifically in the provision of psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in the mental health and judicial systems, in schools, and in a wide variety of other applied community settings in the territory.    The scientist-practitioner model provides the philosophical foundation for the program, and successful students will complete a rigorous theoretical and empirical academic basis in human development, research methods, testing and measurement in counseling, and psychopathology (including the biological influences on human functioning), in addition to a significant fieldwork experiential component. Competency in the efficient and effective delivery of comprehensive psychological services to individuals at all developmental levels, and families from all cultural backgrounds in the community is a strong programmatic focus. These services may include vocational and psychological assessment and intervention, substance abuse, depression, suicide and crisis intervention/prevention, and as-needed consultative services for “at-risk” individuals and families to promote and enhance their well being.... [-]