An education that crosses disciplinary boundaries
Our graduates don’t just learn a specialty. They learn to apply it to the real world through interdisciplinary research, teacher training, and professional development.
Data for prospective students
You'll find a wealth of information in our Data and Reports section, including enrollment, climate survey results, information about assistantships and funding, and what careers graduates of our programs pursue after earning their degrees.
We are committed to supporting an inclusive, diverse community of students, faculty, and administrators, one in which students can thrive during their education journey, rather than just survive the process. Through our many programs and resources, we address the importance of nurturing communities across our university filled with a wide range of perspectives.
You are more than your grades, GRE score, or where you went to school. At Virginia Tech, we approach admission from an inclusive, rather than exclusive, perspective. Using a holistic admissions process, we look at many aspects of each student, including such things as work experience, community involvement and service, leadership, personal and professional ethics, research and scholarship, and the barriers you have dealt with while pursuing your goals.
We have an active community on the Blacksburg campus, which offers on-campus graduate housing, wellness programs, social activities, child care, and many other services.
Visit this page for information on how to apply, including an instructional video about the online application process.
Not sure what you need to begin the application process? Visit our Getting Ready to Apply webpage for tips and information.
While you’ll receive your degree from an individual college and department, you’ll submit your application to the Graduate School. Deadlines vary by department, and all students seeking assistantship funding should apply by January 15 for August admission.
GRE Test Score Waivers
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is not a requirement of the Graduate School, but may be required by the program to which you are applying. Current programs waiving the GRE or GMAT test score requirement for the 2021-22 academic year are noted on this list (updated April 19, 2021).
International students make up nearly 40% of our graduate population in Blacksburg and over 30% of the graduate population across all campuses. International students seeking F-1 or J-1 status may apply only to the Blacksburg and Greater Washington DC area campuses and may not enroll in executive master's and virtual programs. For assistance with immigration questions, contact the Cranwell International Center if applying to the Blacksburg Campus, our our immigration advisors in the Northern Virginia Graduate Center if applying to the Greater Washington DC area campus. Submit financial and immigration documents after you receive admission into a graduate program.
Information Sessions for Prospective Students
The Office for Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion will hold two virtual information sessions in July 2021 for prospective students. The first focuses on the Graduate School and graduate education, and the second is aimed at international students.
Students interested in programs at the greater Washington, D.C. metro area campuses
Visit the D.C. Area Hokie One Stop webpage for resources and information about support and services in that region.