About the Graduate School
The Virginia Tech Graduate School is responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of graduate education throughout the University, and administers all graduate degrees.
The Graduate School currently offers more than 150 master's and doctoral programs for over 7,000 students at multiple locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, through partnerships with the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University, and at several international sites.
Our Transformative Graduate Education experience empowers students and faculty to address the complex challenges of today’s society and tomorrow’s future.
We’re committed to building an inclusive community where scholars from all backgrounds and academic disciplines can be curious, learn from each other, and serve as leaders in a continually changing, increasingly global setting.
Read our Mission Statement.
Karen P. DePauw serves as Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education. She is committed to building a strong, diverse and inclusive graduate community. Her initiatives include:
The Transformative Graduate Education Intiative (TGE) provides opportunities for graduate students to acquire knowledge, leadership skills, and professional development that complement disciplinary training and better prepare graduates to assume roles within higher education and as career professionals.
The unique and innovative national award-winning Graduate Life Center with GLC Plaza and Amphitheatre was created to provide places for graduate students to access services, work, study, live, and mingle.
In 2006, the one-of-a-kind Global Perspectives Program was developed for preparing future faculty as global citizens.
Visit our Community Calendar to find out what is happening at the Graduate School and the Graduate Life Center.