Innovative, inclusive, individualized Graduate Education

"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  

Check out the helpful links below to learn more about our graduate degrees and certificate programs:

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 types of services and assistance

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For International Students

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

Graduate Life Center in Spring

The hub of graduate activity on campus, the Graduate Life Center, known as the GLC, provides spaces for meetings, classes, social gatherings, down time, and housing close to Downtown Blacksburg.

It's also home to the Graduate School's administrative offices. 


Visit our Events calendar and read our  Weekly announcements blog. 

Learn about how Graduate Students tackle complex challenges and connect their research to their communities.  Visit our Graduate Students in the News page, where you also will find our latest social media posts.

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Summer hours

The Graduate School’s offices in the Graduate Life Center (GLC) are open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, with student services opening at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside room 120 in the GLC.