Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: Master’s, PhD (business)

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, online

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Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (PhD jointly with Department of Economics)

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degree: MS

Location: Online

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The Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech is committed to preparing students for success in professions that include formal and non-formal teaching and learning in agriculture, as well as skills for leading agricultural organizations and communities.

Home college: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degree: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, online

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ASPECT is an innovative interdisciplinary and theoretical Ph.D. program located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. ASPECT fosters a critical engagement between domains of inquiry in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary)

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students may specialize in the areas of genetics, genomics, immunology, management, muscle biology, nutrition, physiology, and product quality assurance.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degrees: MS, MArch

Locations: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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This doctoral program answers the pressing societal need for professionals with the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to develop buildings and communities that are, in fact, bio-inspired.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Graduate Program in the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech prepares students for careers as independent researchers in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, and related areas.

Home college: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Graduate students, in consultation with Major Advisors, design programs of study that include cutting edge research, courses that support their particular interests, and at least one semester of a teaching experience. Opportunities for research span the biological disciplines from molecular biology to ecosystems ecology and may include computational, experimental, empirical, theoretical, and/or applied approaches.

Home college: College of Science

Degrees offered: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The mission of the Biological Systems Engineering Department is to develop and disseminate engineering knowledge and practices that protect natural resources and improve sustainable production, processing, and utilization of biological materials.

Home colleges: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences (SBES) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional graduate program that bridges engineering, science and medicine.

Home: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Locations: Blacksburg, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC

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The Master of Science in Biomedical Technology Development and Management prepares students to meet the challenges of current and future directions in medical product discovery and development and the emerging needs of industry and government.

Home College: College of Science

Degree: MS

Location: National Capital Region

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The goal of our program is to provide the students with a sound background in the basic and clinical sciences and to cultivate the ability to apply rigorous scientific thinking to advanced biomedical and veterinary sciences.

A basic philosophy of graduate education in biomedical and veterinary sciences is flexibility. Programs of study - courses, laboratory and field research, clinical experiences, and teaching opportunities - are tailored to meet the individual student's needs, depending on academic background, professional experience and career goals.

Home college: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Locations: Blacksburg, Leesburg

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At the Master's level, the Building Construction curriculum prepares students with the professional capabilities to critically address present and evolving needs of the construction industry.

Home college College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degree: MS

Location: Blacksburg

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Pamplin offers three different MBA programs, evening, executive, and professional, all designed with the working professional in mind. The college also offers an online master of information technology, a master of accounting and information systems, and a master of science in business administration with concentrations in business analytics, marketing, and hospitality and tourism management.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degree: MBA

Locations: Richmond, Roanoke, National Capital Region

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This degree concentration is designed to serve experienced executives seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality research on emerging business issues. Tailored for working professionals, this three-year part-time program provides students with an in-depth understanding of the scholarly literature in their chosen business discipline, training in relevant analytical research techniques, and experience in conducting original research embodied in a dissertation addressing a complex business problem.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degree: Ph.D.

Locations: National Capital Region

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The program offers specialized study in information technology, business analytics, decision support systems, and operations and supply chain management. The program emphasizes the study of technologies used in the creation, storage, exchange, analysis, and use of information in its various forms, and also emphasizes the related disciplines of mathematical optimization, stochastic processes, computer simulation, artificial intelligence, and statistics. Study of these topics requires that the student have a strong background in mathematics and computing.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Graduate plans of study in chemical engineering are heavily oriented toward synthesis as well as analysis. There are strong threads of physics, chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry, and microbiology in much of the research in the department. Active research areas include polymer chemistry, polymer science and engineering, colloid and surface chemistry, solid state chemistry and physics, nanotechnology, applied thermodynamics, molecular modeling, biochemical and tissue engineering, biomaterials, nanomedicine, catalysis and surface science, design for sustainability, green engineering, computer-aided design, and supercritical fluid science and technology.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Chemistry Department is consistently top-ranked among its peers in terms of degree production and research expenditures. Our 30 faculty members and 170 graduate students generate over 100 peer-reviewed publications per year and have earned numerous prestigious awards for research, teaching, and outreach. In addition to the major areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical), our polymer chemistry program has been ranked among the top 5, and we have highly developed programs in several interdisciplinary areas, including drug discovery, computational and theoretical chemistry, surface science, renewable energy, and chemical biology.

Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report, is one of the largest programs in the United States.

For the civil engineering graduate degrees, students may emphasize one or more of 10 discipline areas within the Department: civil engineering materials, civil infrastructure engineering, construction engineering and management, environmental engineering, geospatial engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrosystems engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Locations: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Richmond, Southwest Virginia, Online

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The M.A. in Communication prepares graduates to pursue communication doctoral studies, research positions in communication industries, and advanced teaching or professional careers. This thesis program blends social-scientific and humanistic research and communication theory in public advocacy (campaigns and strategic communication) and media effects, policy, and issues.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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The goal of this program is to define the field of Computational Tissue Engineering, wherein seamlessly intertwined computational and experimental models will drive the next generation of advances in tissue engineering. Our vision is that predictive computational models will drive novel experimental analyses of engineered tissues, while the demands of tissue engineering will inspire novel analysis frameworks in computational science.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D. in parent department

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Locations: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Richmond, Southwest Virginia, Online

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The graduate program in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is on its way to becoming one of the top programs in the country. The resources and facilities for research areas such as human-computer interaction, bioinformatics, and high-end computing are state of the art, and the growing list of specialized masters and doctoral degrees in a variety of areas provides opportunities for students to concentrate their research and study on the specific aspects of computer science in which they are most interested.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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The Master in Fine Arts in Creative Technologies is a terminal degree program that prepares students to use digital and new media technologies to create, present, communicate and shape information and imagery. The program addresses emerging trends in scientific and research arenas, art and design, and industrial/commercial contexts.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MFA

Location: Blacksburg

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The three-year MFA program offers tracks in poetry and fiction. We encourage cross-genre experimentation through workshops in new media creative writing, playwriting, and creative non-fiction. Students also gain extensive teaching experience. Home college College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MFA

Location: Blacksburg

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As a department with strong expertise in both environmental and agronomic (crops and soils) sciences, we are committed to improving present and future health and livelihoods through a deeper understanding of processes involving living organisms, soil, and water across a range of managed and degraded ecosystems. We focus strong expertise in agronomy, plant genetics and breeding, soil science, water quality, landscape restoration, and nutrient and waste management on the improvement of agroecosystem productivity, the discovery of important processes, the restoration of essential functions, and on improving management of ecosystem services in a wide variety of rural and urban landscapes.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Our graduate students have diverse backgrounds and research interests including genetics, reproduction, nutrition, immunology, management, and lactation. All have the opportunity to gain classroom teaching experience and to participate in extension education programs in addition to their involvement in research programs at the forefront of nutrition, management, physiology, infectious disease, immunology, and metabolic modeling.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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New degree for 2016-17. The curriculum provides a broad variety of applied statistical tools to students, without the emphasis on statistical theory steeped in mathematics. The degree is structured so that certain courses that emphasize the fundamentals of statistics, are required. Electives in specialized topics in statistics are then be chosen by the student. Thus, the degree offers sufficient depth in the fundamentals of contemporary applied statistical methods and gives students an understanding of how these methods are applied indifferent fields.

Home College: College of Science

Degree: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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The primary goal of our collaborative effort is to prepare graduate students to become thought leaders in promoting resilience concerns in a wide variety of disciplines.

Focusing on the trans-disciplinary paradigm, our effort leverages the strengths of several world-class academic units at Virginia Tech to produce a well-rounded understanding of the full complexity of disaster risk, resilience, and mitigation.

Our approach concentrates on investigating the main drivers of vulnerabilities, recognizing their complex interactions, and generating informed risk minimization strategies.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D. in core participating department

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Economics at Virginia Tech focuses on teaching, research and outreach in regard to economic issues at the state, national and international levels.

Home College: College of Science

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Career and Technical Education program is among the top programs in the United States.
The program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in career and technical education and to enhance the professional development of current career and technical educators.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region, Roanoke

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The Curriculum and Instruction graduate degrees are offered by 14 programs included in two departmental units in the School of Education.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA, Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Online.

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This is a graduate program developed by Virginia Tech to prepare educational administrators for leadership roles in school systems and related agencies.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA, Ed.S., Ph.D., Ed.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Richmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia

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The Educational Research and Evaluation program offers doctoral preparation in the areas of measurement, program evaluation, qualitative research methods, and statistics as they are applied in educational and other behavioral sciences.

Graduates of the program are prepared for academic positions as research methodologists, corporate positions in research and testing agencies, or government positions as researchers, evaluators, or administrators of research programs in education or other areas of the behavioral sciences.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, RIchmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia, and online

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We are one of the first departments in the country to offer graduate programs in Engineering Education. Our graduate program incorporates theory with real life application so our students are prepared to be teachers and scholars in the evolving field of Engineering Education.

Graduates of the program will be able to conduct and direct research in engineering education; develop, review, and critique effective research designs; effectively teach engineering subjects; design and assess engineering courses; and address critical issues facing engineering education.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Engineering Mechanics (EM) program provides a strong foundation and sturdy framework for the discovery, development, transfer, and implementation of new knowledge in the areas of mechanics of materials and material systems, fluid mechanics, dynamics and vibration, biomechanics, and computational and experimental methods.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The MA program is focused upon the theoretical and practical aspects of evaluating texts and analyzing language in all its aspects. Special attention is paid to the critique and production of digital discourse.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Entomology provides professional expertise concerning arthropods to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

The department has three major focus areas: Biomedical Research, with emphasis on insect genomics and urban/public health, including mosquito biology and vector control as they affect urban and public health, and human and animal disease; Natural/Agro Ecosystems Research, with emphasis on IPM/Biological Control of pest problems, and environmental monitoring and protection; and Urban Entomology and Pesticide Safety Education.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Environmental Design and Planning program prepares students with the professional and academic skills to address the challenges of creating and maintaining tomorrow's built environment. The degree offers the opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized areas relating to building design, construction, operations, and end-of-life-cycle, providing the basis to contribute to the construction field from positions in either industry or academia.
Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Environmental Engineering program goals are to educate and prepare engineers for careers in the various fields of environmental engineering design, water supply management, site remediation, environmental modeling, pollution control engineering, water resources engineering, and public health protection.

Home college: College of Engineering

Degree: MS

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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The Environmental Science and Engineering program is designed to prepare students with a science background to work with engineers in various fields, including water supply, wastewater management, public health, watershed management, stream protection, groundwater remediation, and air resource management

Home college: College of Engineering

Degree: MS

Location: Blacksburg, Hampoton Roads, Leesburg, National Capital Region, Richmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia

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This new (2016) concentration within the Ph.D. Program in Business is designed specifically to serve experienced executives seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality research on emerging business issues. Tailored for high-ability working professionals, this program will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the scholarly literature in their chosen business discipline, rigorous training in relevant analytical research techniques, as well as experience in conducting high quality original research embodied in a dissertation addressing a complex business problem.

Home College: Pamplin College of Business

Degree: Ph.D. (business)

Location: National Capital Region

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Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation offers one of the leading programs of its type. The comprehensive curriculum covers fisheries and wildlife biology and ecology, habitat analysis, and human dimensions of natural resource science and management.

Home college: College of Natural Resources and Environment

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Food science and technology is a fusion of chemistry, microbiology and engineering. Our researchers explore innovation in the areas of creating new, healthful food products, and ensuring a safe and tasty food supply.

Specific research emphases include: improving food nutrition, quality and flavor, developing novel functional food ingredients and products for promoting human health, packaging design and use of advanced technologies to identify and control food-borne disease causing organisms.

Individual graduate programs are customized with the advisor to emphasize food safety/microbiology, biochemistry, food chemistry, or packaging.
Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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This program is designed to meet the needs of students seeking academic and other professional careers in contexts that require intercultural competency as well as a specialized knowledge of Spanish and/or French.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: MA

Location: Blacksburg, online

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We provide educational and research opportunities in the areas of sustainable biomaterials, spanning the range from nanotechnology and the basic science of wood and other renewable materials, through processing, manufacturing, marketing, management, and competitiveness aspects of the various biomaterials industries.

Some of our research is done in concert with our faculty-directed research centers and is supported by these Centers and their external cooperators.
General areas of degree specialization within our graduate program include: Forest Products Marketing, Non-Timber Forest Products, Packaging Science, Pallet and Container Design, Wood Engineering, Wood Performance in Structures, Composites, Adhesion, Wood Formation, Cell Wall Architecture, Bio-Materials, Lumber Drying and Processing, Lean Manufacturing, Wood Industry Management, Packaging for Modern Supply Chains, Packaging and Unit Load Design

Home college: College of Natural Resources and Environment

Degrees: MS, MF, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is one of the leading programs in natural resource management in the United States. Our teaching and research focus on the latest applications to uncover the science needed to manage forests and other natural resources. Our programs are diverse and approach critical natural resource issues from many disciplinary perspectives.

Home college: Natural Resources and Environment

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (GBCB) program was established in 2003. Its goal is to provide an educational environment that enables students to apply quantitative methods in computer science, mathematics, and statistics to all areas of the life sciences. To facilitate this experience, students choose one of the program tracks (life sciences, computer science, mathematics, statistics) as their primary track, with the other areas as secondary tracks.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The graduate program in geography consists of an MS degree in Geography and a Ph.D. degree in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis.
Home college: College of Natural Resources and Environment

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Virginia Tech's Department of Geosciences focuses on research, education, and outreach dealing with the nature of the earth. Our students and faculty investigate earth processes at scales that range from atomic to planetary.
Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The interdisciplinary doctoral program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis focuses on the application of geospatial analysis for improving the science, management, and conservation of natural resources and the environment. Based in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, the program draws upon the expertise of faculty from the Departments of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Geography, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, and Wood Science and Forest Products, as well as from those in departments in other colleges, including Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological Systems Engineering.

Home college: College of Natural Resources and Environment

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The analysis of government and international affairs during the 21st century clearly constitutes a complex and interdisciplinary set of challenges. To be effective, such study requires knowledge from all of the social sciences and humanities.

This program draws insights from these areas of learning into the multidimensional study of governance processes in all levels of society and international affairs.

Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degrees: MPIA

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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The program provides students with advanced training in the professional practice of historical research and pedagogy. The program serves three primary constituencies: students preparing for further graduate work at the doctoral level, those who wish to become secondary school educators, and those planning for careers in a range of public history fields.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Horticulture has an active graduate program and also participates in multiple interdisciplinary graduate groups.
Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Ph.D. in Business with hospitality and tourism management focus emphasizes the research applications of business concepts and strategies to hospitality and tourism management, helping students develop the knowledge and research skills to address the critical challenges and problems faced by hospitality and tourism businesses.

The newly designed master of science in business administration, with a concentration in hospitality and tourism management is offered in the National Capital Region.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: MS, Ph.D. (business)

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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Human Centered Design is an approach to design charged with understanding the needs, wants, and limitations of end-users. This is accomplished through methodologies and practices where these considerations are integrated at every stage of the design process.

Our program creates novel learning and discovery opportunities that are needed to train the future professoriate, workforce, professionals and civic leaders.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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All graduate programs in the Department of Human Development integrate research-based knowledge with human-based values.

We promote the quality of life of our society's most basic elements—individuals, families, and communities. We value collaboration, inclusion, equity, empowerment, passion, and celebration in our work.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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We offer one of the few graduate programs in the country that combines nutrition, foods, and exercise and emphasizes translational research. Our mission is to discover, translate, and disseminate health-related advances in the nutrition, food, and exercise sciences.

The work of the faculty and graduate students in our department contributes significantly to scientific progress through molecular and clinical advances leading to prevention and improved treatment of obesity and chronic diseases; behavioral discoveries that lead to effective intervention programs for youth and adults; and interdisciplinary research teams who speed the translation of scientific discoveries to effective therapeutic and public health interventions that will benefit Virginians and the nation.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (iPhD) is designed to prepare exceptional graduate students who wish to pursue and attain an individually customized interdisciplinary doctoral degree. The purpose of the iPhD is to provide an option for highly qualified students whose educational goals are uniquely interdisciplinary and cannot be met by a single discipline from a degree granting academic unit at Virginia Tech. The iPhD offers a distinctive opportunity for students seeking a breadth of knowledge, in addition to disciplinary depth, not available within one discipline. The iPhD program is intended for doctoral training requiring participation, collaboration, and integration from two or more academic units representing different disciplines.

Home college: the Graduate School

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEA, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Leesburg, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Richmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia, online

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Home college: College of Engineering; Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: MIT

Location: online

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The five greatest anthropogenic threats to global health and biodiversity include habitat loss, pollution, climate change, disease, and the introduction of non-native species.
The Interfaces of Global Change program addresses the multidimensional aspects of global change. Our goal is for each program Fellow to gain depth in their specific scientific area of expertise, while simultaneously gaining breadth in the multifaceted realm of global change and the science-policy interface.

Students receive their Ph.D. degree from their home department, but they focus on global change and the science-policy interface.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D. (through home department)

Location: Blacksburg

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The Landscape Architecture Program is committed to discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge related to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture.

Our educational approach stresses discovery-based learning and research, wherein students assume a significant level of responsibility for directing and pursuing their own education and the development of their plan of study.

Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degrees: MLA, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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The Macromolecular Science and Engineering graduate programs are interdepartmental, intercollegiate graduate degrees focused on polymer science and engineering.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Ph.D. program in Business Administration with a major in Management dedicated to preparing students who will be among the next generation of research faculty at top academic institutions.

Our approach to doctoral education is unique. We emphasize preparation of students in ways that allow them to understand and address the whole organization, from the study of individuals and groups within organizations to how they operate strategically in the larger business environment.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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We offer a focused Master of Science program with a concentration in advanced marketing research, and a Doctoral Program designed to develop graduates who assume positions as faculty members in research-oriented schools of business.

Home college: Pamplin College of Business

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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This cross-disciplinary degree with two interrelated emphases shares common intellectual issues and employment goals. Material culture is the study of material or physical objects, as well as the placement of those objects in critical, theoretical and historical perspectives as the products of distinct cultures. Public humanities bridges the divide between academia and the public by encouraging dialogue between scholars and communities on cultural and social issues. This program prepares graduates to interpret material culture and engage communities with humanities issues within informed historical/cultural frameworks, so they are prepared for a wide range of careers in museums, historical societies, and community and cultural organizations.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region

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A large number of Virginia Tech faculty members carry out research with microorganisms. You will find research being carried out in microbial ecology; in the relationship of microorganisms to diseases in plants, animals, and humans, as well as to bioterrorism and emerging diseases; in the problems associated with microorganisms in food; in the many roles microorganisms play in agriculture; and in the fundamental nature of the microbial cell, to name just a few.

Due to the diverse nature of Microbiology research, students accepted into the Microbiology Graduate program have the opportunity to spend "lab rotation" time in three different research labs during their first semester. They then choose the lab in which they will carry out their Ph.D. dissertation research and enter the graduate program of that department.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering offers advanced graduate degrees designed to educate students for high-level challenges in industry, academia, and government. Graduate work may be pursued in several areas of specialization, including rock mechanics, ground control, systems analysis, health and safety, mineral and coal processing, applied surface and colloid chemistry, conservation and the environment, mining ventilation, computer modeling/simulation, automation and control, and reservoir/natural gas/shale gas engineering.
Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Biological Transport program aims to prepare future leaders of industrial and academic research to think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.

The program is based on a systematic process of increasingly interdisciplinary coursework, student interaction, community development, and cross-disciplinary research experience, including ethics and professional development training.

Interdisicplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Master of Natural Resources degree programs prepare students for employment and career opportunities in environmental conservation and sustainability development, especially new jobs emerging in an increasingly global, urban, and interconnected world.
Home college: College of Natural Resources and the Environment

Degrees: MNR

Location: National Capital Region, online

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degrees: MS, MEng, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Richmond, Southwest Virginia

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Home college: College of Engineering

Degree: MS

Location: Blacksburg, online

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The Department of Philosophy's program is one of the top terminal master of arts degree programs in philosophy in the United States. We offer core graduate training in philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition, with particular strengths in the history and philosophy of science and in ethics, social and political philosophy.
Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: MA

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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The core mission of Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science is to optimize plant productivity and quality by limiting the impact of biotic and abiotic stresses on the profitability of crops and other plant enterprises, as well as the impact of these stresses on natural and agricultural ecosystems.

Home college: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MA

Location: Blacksburg, online

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Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degrees: MPA, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, Richmond, National Capital Region

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Home college: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Degrees: MPH

Location: Blacksburg

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Regenerative medicine is a medical approach that seeks to restore both structure and function of tissues lost to injury, disease or congenital defects. This field incorporates use of stem cells, proteins that stimulate healing, and engineered biomaterials to help cure diseases from diabetes to osteoarthritis.

Regenerative strategies are modeled on mechanisms drawn from embryonic development and naturally-occurring examples of regeneration. This field represents a paradigm shift in biology, medicine and biomedical engineering.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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In today’s changing world, Earth system research, ranging from terrestrial ecosystem processes to ionosphere dynamics, requires an integrative and broad-scale perspective. We address this need through a Remote Sensing graduate program that prepares students not only in the science of the Earth system, but also in the engineering, data analytics, and social science perspectives required for the next generation of Ph.D. scientists to work at the cutting edge of scientific inquiry.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Our program focuses on rhetoric in society. We study language use and rhetorical activity in public, academic, corporate, and governmental settings in a collective effort to engage pressing social and cultural issues from the perspective of rhetoric and writing studies.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a growing field that draws on the full range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities to examine the ways that science and technology shape, and are shaped by, our society, politics, and culture. We study contemporary controversies, historical transformations, policy dilemmas, and broad philosophical questions.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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We focus on critical issues in the United States and the increasingly inter-connected world. A solid grounding in theory and methods constitute the core of our graduate programs. Under our broad umbrella of interests having to do with quality of life, inequality, and work and technology, students specialize in such areas as health, crime/deviance, gender, race, aging, sexuality, and culture. In addition, students may specialize in interdisciplinary Africana Studies or Women's and Gender Studies.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Science

Degrees: MS, Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Sustainable Nanotechnology, or VT SuN, is a multi-department, interdisciplinary research center focused on advancing nanoscale science and engineering research and education with an emphasis on sustainability. We develop nanoscale technologies and leverage these technologies to help remedy global sustainability challenges in areas such as clean air and water, waste minimization, environmental remediation, food safety, and renewable energy.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Critical thinking, creative problem solving, and bold experimentation form the core of our arts leadership program. We combine coursework with hands-on learning to provide a theoretical framework and practical experience in arts management and advocacy to prepare students for leadership roles in the arts.

Home college: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Degree: MFA

Location: Blacksburg

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Our research-intensive, multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in the biomedical and health sciences emphasizes the concept of “translational science” across multiple levels of inquiry. We bring together students from the life, behavioral, physical, engineering, and computational sciences to consider today’s major health challenges.

Through an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum, this program will prepare the next generation of scientific leaders to make and translate discoveries into preventions, diagnostics, treatments, cures and healthier behaviors.
Interdisciplinary Academic Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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The Translational Obesity Research program brings together faculty and students from diverse disciplines to work together to address one of today’s most pressing public health problems: obesity prevention and treatment.

Our overarching goal is to train the next generation of obesity researchers to conduct innovative research that integrates and translates knowledge of the etiology, pathophysiology and management of obesity with behavioral, environmental, economic, and social contextual information to improve the health and well-being of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Translational Plant Science is the process through which knowledge from basic research on plant genetics and genomics is used to improve agricultural productivity. The central goals of this program are to create a new training model to prepare molecular plant scientists to function along the bench-to-marketplace pipeline, and to catalyze interdisciplinary research to address challenges in food security, plants as biofactories, and biomass.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D.

Location: Blacksburg

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Home college: College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Degrees: MURP

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region, online

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This interdisciplinary faculty group is united by a central focus of "Water for Health", spanning from "pipes to people." Clean water is a common topic discussed in many classrooms and research laboratories, yet the complexity of societal issues related to water shortages, purity, and quality, which influence water consumption and its role in human health, highlights the need for increased interdisciplinary dialog and problem-solving capabilities. This program unites graduate students and faculty in addressing technical and societal challenges of transforming low-quality water resources into clean water for healthy living.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program

Degree: Ph.D., in home department

Location: Blacksburg, National Capital Region

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Our graduate catalog offers complete information on policies, procedures, programs, degrees, and graduate certificates, along with information about where they are offered.Looking for an online degree program? Visit www.vto.vt.edu to learn more about what we offer.

 

Interested in interdisciplinary research, or designing your own Ph.D.? Look into our Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs.