Transform Your Education
Our Transformative Graduate Education experience empowers students and faculty to address the complex challenges of today’s society and tomorrow’s future.
We promote a graduate education that serves the whole student. We have multiple ways for students explore their passions and interests and get involved.
We offer a range of scholarly and extracurricular activities to help you Prepare, Connect, Succeed, and Stand Out.
Interested in working collaboratively across disciplines to tackle complex and pressing societal problems?
The fourteen Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs focus on a variety issues and provide ways to expand and enrich your education and research experience at Virginia Tech
The Citizen Scholar program helps you connect your research to your community
We offer a number of classes and programs that will expand your thinking and skill set, and help you prepare for the job market.
- Graduate Education Development Institute (GEDI)
- Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE)
- Preparing the Future Professoriate certificate
Communicating across boundaries
Our Center for Communicating Science offers classes that will help scientists from all backgrounds skills and techniques to communicate their work effectively to a variety of audiences.
To explore the full range of classes we offer through the graduate school, visit our course listings.
We want our graduate students to thrive. We offer a range of services and events aimed towards supporting students and building a vibrant and diverse community.
- Read Dean DePauw's Tips for Thriving in Graduate School
- Health and Wellness- We offer subsidized medical insurance, on-campus health care facilties, free mental health counseling services, and recreational sports facilites.
- Professional Development -Through workshops, presentations, graduate research symposiums, diversity trainings, writing help and more, we help you build skills for wherever your career path takes you.
- Spouses, Partners, Children-We support a number of childcare initiatives and provide work life grants for students expecting or adopting children in order to help new and established families balance home and work life needs.
- Immigration Services- International graduate students are an essential part of our community. We provide a range of services to help you navigate studying and living in the US.
- Visit the full list of the services we offer.
We’ve developed new initiatives to provide opportunities for graduate students to get to know each other.
- Meals during breaks
- Book clubs
- GLC Café
- Unique photo contests.
- Socials every semester
- Graduate Education Week cook out
Check the weekly email for details. We send it out every Monday to all of our graduate students.