Students gather for the annual Graduate School cookout, capping Graduate Education Week each spring at Virginia Tech

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. 

Inclusion and Diversity

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and affirming environment for all students. Find out how we are working to help all students thrive and about our Diversity Scholars program.


We promote a graduate education that serves the whole student. We provide multiple ways for students explore their passions and interests and get involved.

Our professional development program offers a range of scholarly, social, and extracurricular activities to help you Prepare, Connect, Succeed, and Stand Out.


Interested in working collaboratively across disciplines to tackle complex and pressing global and societal problems?

The 14 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.

Communicating across boundaries

Our Center for Communicating Science offers classes that will help scientists from all fields (including social sciences) and backgrounds develop 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 assistance 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 United States.
  • 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 semester and holiday breaks
  •   Book clubs
  •   GLC Café
  •   Unique photo contests
  •   Socials every semester
  • "Connect" lunches that help you find peer groups across the graduate community
  •   The Graduate Education Week cook out

Check the weekly email for details. We send it out every Monday to all of our graduate students.