Schools & Departments
The only public university that feels like a private college.
William & Mary is a liberal arts research university with nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate, professional and online programs reaching across Arts & Sciences and four schools containing dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary research institutes and state-of-the-art labs.
Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences is the largest academic unit on campus, with 11 graduate programs and more than 40 undergraduate departments and interdisciplinary programs. This is the home of W&M’s liberal arts education, where our faculty and students ask and answer the world’s oldest and newest questions. Master’s and doctoral degrees in select graduate programs train students to become professional scholars and leaders in their fields.
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Raymond A. Mason School of Business
The business school is both a professional training ground and an undergraduate introduction to the world of business. With guidance from top-ranked faculty, undergraduates map out an Individual Program of Study (IPS), enabling them to pursue a variety of career paths based on their interests, strengths and aspirations. MBA candidates are able to choose from full-time, part-time, executive, and online programs that focus heavily on real-world experiences.
In addition to top-ranked MBA programs across multiple modalities, the business school offers several specialized masters programs delivered both in the classroom and online. These include two one-year residential programs — the Master of Accounting and Master of Science in Business Analytics — as well as four online degree programs — the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics, Online Master of Science in Finance, Online Master of Science in Marketing and Online Master of Accounting.
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William & Mary School of Education
The school of education prepares transformative leaders for a rapidly-changing world and academic landscape. It offers both undergraduate teacher preparation and advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction, counseling, school psychology and educational leadership. Online and part-time options allow practicing educators and career switchers to advance their careers while continuing to work. Through research, service and community engagement, the school is empowering communities and developing innovative solutions to local and global challenges in education.
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William & Mary Law School
The Law School boasts the Center for Legal and Court Technology, the most technologically advanced educational trial and appellate courtroom in the world, with extensive remote testifying and evidence presentation capabilities, a real-time transcription system, computer-aided foreign language interpretation and more video screens than many newsrooms. The school boasts a number of innovative research centers and institutes, including the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, a nationally renowned think tank on constitutional law.
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William & Mary School of Marine Science at VIMS
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is home to graduate students attending William & Mary's School of Marine Science and partners with Arts & Sciences to offer a minor for undergraduates interested in marine science. Located where the York River meets Chesapeake Bay and with ready access to the Atlantic, VIMS is one of the nation's leading research facilities for lab and fieldwork in the marine sciences.