About the Program

Cardinal Education offers the advantages you expect from a top online engineering program—plus something more: The Power of Six

What is Cardinal Education - formerly the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP)?

Cardinal Education offers online graduate programs in engineering and science to students across Virginia and around the world. Cardinal is a partnership of six respected universities with a 35+ year record of leadership in distance learning. The partnership provides students with excellent and flexible degree options. It allows employers to upskill their professionals without losing them to relocation. And, it fuels growth in the tech economy, particularly in Virginia. Previously known as the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Partnership, Cardinal Education comprises George Mason University, Old Dominion University, The University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.