Admissions

Graduate students working with Steve Rowson on hockey helmet testing in the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab. The lab is about to release results on a four-star rated helmet and also a five-star helmet. Shown here is the four-star helmet.

Two graduate students testing hockey helmet in the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab.

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.

Admission Statistics

  • 29% Acceptance Rate
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • 6,000+ Graduate Students at Virginia Tech

Tuition and Funding

Most of our students receive fellowships and scholarships to help pay for their tuition and fees, and 53% participate in teaching or research assistantships. Tuition varies by program, with rates for Virginia residents and out-of-state students.

Inclusion and diversity

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.  

Student Life at Virginia Tech

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.

Applying

Visit this page for information on how to apply, including an instructional video on how to use 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.

Admission Deadlines

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.

International Students

There are separate policies and resources for international students, who make up nearly 30% of our graduate population.