Radford University

Radford, Virginia, United States
Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. 



The institution now known as Radford University was founded by the Virginia General Assembly in the spring of 1910. The school was to be located on 33 acres in east Radford known as the "Heth Grove." On October 3, 1911, Dr. John Preston McConnell was appointed president of the institution.


The university offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and two certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 13 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate


Research is viewed as a vital corollary to the teaching and learning transaction as it sustains and enhances the ability to teach effectively. Radford University believes in the dynamics of change and has a strong commitment to continuous review, evaluation, and improvement in the curriculum and all aspects of the university, so as to meet the changing needs of society. 


Radford University develops students’ creative and critical thinking skills, teaches students to analyze problems and implement solutions. All these qualities are highly-sought after by any employer. The University is determined to act as a bridge between you and a successful career, and that is why, the knowledge you will acquire is precisely fit to match the requirements of any employer.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (11)
Social Sciences (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
  • M.Sc. Music
    College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • M.A. Music
    College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
Business & Management (3)
Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

The University Campus is abundant in student offices, designed to help you with any sort of issue you may encounter. From Counseling Centers to Offices for Diversity and Equity, you are sure to find a solution for any problem in the proximity of your studying point.

Housing services

More than 3,000 students live on-campus across 15 residence halls. In total, more than 80 percent of our students live on campus or in off-campus housing within walking distance to the university. 

Themed housing, including Honors Academy, visual and performing arts and College of Science and Information Technology majors create unique learning communities for qualified interested students. 

There are nearly a dozen different places to eat on campus, including Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Wendy’s, Papa John's, Austin Grill and many more. Dalton and Muse Hall offer more traditional dining settings.

Library services

The University provides a widely-equipped library (McConnell Library) where students can deepen their knowledge in any field of their interest.

Medical services

Welcome to Radford University Student Health Services. As a top notch medical team, we recognize the importance of good medical care as you work toward your future. Student Health Services is fully accredited by the Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. and is located on the ground floor of Moffett Hall.

Student Life

Campus life

The University Campus is set on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus,that offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom.

Sports facilities

Student Recreation & Wellness at Radford University takes great pride in providing a variety of programming events for students and employees. Our staff works diligently to provide quality recreational opportunities to enhance quality of life. From gyms to aquatic centers and even climbing facilties, the University is sure to accommodate all its' students preferences.

Student clubs

Radford University students can join any of approximately 250 clubs and organizations.  If you are interested in getting involved, all you have to know is what is of interest to you.


Radford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist and doctorate degrees.

Radford, Virginia, United States

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