To apply to the graduate program, students must submit the Virginia Tech Graduate School online application.

Domestic Application
*Summer II:  January 10
International Application
*Summer II: January 10
*Students are admitted once per year

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work for regular admission status or 2.5 GPA to 2.99 GPA for provisional admission status.
  • Have career goals consistent with the degree offered by Counselor Education.
  • Demonstrate commitment to time requirements of the Counselor Education program.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.

What You'll Need

Official Transcripts
Include a scanned copy of your transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to both Graduate Admissions and School of Education after you receive an offer of admission.

Department Graduate Testing Requirements
GRE is optional for Counselor Education (M.A.Ed.). Please have the testing agency send official scores to Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859. There is not a minimum score requirement for admission to the Counselor Education program.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for Counselor Education (M.A.Ed.). You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, and they will receive an email with instructions on how to provide an electronic reference.

Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae
letter of interest (250-500 words) is required by the School of Education along with your latest Curriculum Vitae.

Applying as an International Student
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Test scores should be sent to us using ETS institution code 5859.

Any Additional Information/Supporting Material
Applicants are welcome to submit any additional information with application material that would be useful in evaluation of your application.

Application Fees
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.

Submission Deadlines
Domestic Application
*Summer II:  January 10
International Application
*Summer II: January 10
*Students are admitted once per year

To request further information about the program or the application process, please contact the Masters Admissions Leader, Laura B. Farmer, by email at vtcounsed@gmail.com.

Laura B. Farmer
Assistant Professor
Counselor Education Masters Admissions Leader
vtcounsed@gmail.com
School of Education
1750 Kraft Drive, Rm 2004
Blacksburg, VA 24061 
540-231-9725

The official transcripts showing degree conferral should be sent directly from your institution(s) to Graduate Admissions and School of Education
To,
Virginia Tech Graduate Admissions
120 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown
Mail Code 0325p 155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

To,
Office of Academic Programs 
School of Education
226 War Memorial Gymnasium (0313)
370 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061