Graduate School

Innovative, inclusive, individualized Graduate Education

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Graduate and Professional School Fair

Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students, save the date: The Graduate and Professional School Fair is Monday, September 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom of Squires Student Center on the Blacksburg campus.

Visit the webpage for more details and a list of participating institutions and programs.


Check out Dean DePauw's 31 Tips for Thriving in Graduate School.

Transforming students, education, and lives

"The traditional curriculum must become more inclusive, adaptive and individualized, with emphasis on integrative thinking and experiential learning." ~ Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw  

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We offer a range of programs to help enhance students' graduate education experience, including:

Bring Your Kids to School Day at the Graduate School with families and children, dean Karen DePauw and President Sands and Laura Sands.

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Student Support

Counseling, tutoring, Graduate Student Ombudsperson, and other services

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For International Students

Advising and visa assistance for students from outside the U.S.

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The Graduate Life Center, known as the GLC, provides spaces for meetings, classes, social gatherings, down time, and housing. It's also home to the Graduate School's administrative offices. 


Visit our Events calendar and read our  Weekly announcements blog. 

You will find our latest social media posts and stories on  our Graduate Students in the News page.

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