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

Domestic Application
Spring: December 1
Fall: May 1
Summer: May 1
International Application
Spring: September 1
Fall: April 1

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for the master’s program in Educational Psychology, a student must:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in any field) 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.

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 score is not required for Educational Psychology (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction).

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for Educational Psychology (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to Graduate School.

Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae
A letter of interest (1-2 pages) is required by the School of Education along with your latest Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
Please address the following questions in the letter of interest:

  • Why do you want to undertake graduate work?
  • Why do you qualify to pursue a graduate degree at Virginia Tech?
  • What do you expect to derive from your program of study?
  • If you have a concentration or area of interest in mind, briefly outline your interests in this area.
  • What do you expect to contribute as a student and subsequently as a member of the profession?

Applying as an International Student
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application.

Applying for Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
We do not offer graduate assistantships for students enrolled in the master's program.

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
Spring: December 1
Fall: May 1
Summer: May 1
International Application
Spring: September 1
Fall: April 1

Additional Notes

  • You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
  • To apply to the Virginia Tech Educational Psychology (M.A.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction) program, select "Education,Curriculum and Instruction " as your major. You will be able to select " Educational Psychology  Program Area" later in the online form.

To request further information about the program or the application process, please contact School of Education (SOE) Programs.

SOE Programs
soeprograms@vt.edu

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