Graduate certificates can be awarded to non-degree seeking students, as well as to students who are working on graduate degrees. At least two thirds of the course work (5000-level or higher courses) for the certificate must be taken on the A/F grading option. Certificates must include a minimum of 9 credit hours of Virginia Tech graduate credits. No transfer credits are accepted toward graduate certificates. All grades must be "C" or higher and the overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher. The specific requirements for each certificate can be found on the Graduate School Certificate Page.

Certificate candidates must be admitted to the Graduate School and formally accepted to the certificate program. Applications can be found on the Graduate School website.

Upon successful completion of certificate requirements, an Application For Certificate Conferral must be signed by the department and submitted by the deadline in the term in which the certificate will be awarded.