Integrative STEM Doctoral Program Admissions Information
Ed.D. / Ph.D. in CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION, specialization in INTEGRATIVE ISTEM EXPERIENCE
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an earned GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Three letters of recommendation
- Your current CV or Resume
- Two writing samples
- Once your graduate school application is accepted, the program leader will contact you for a faculty interview (either face-to-face or online)
- Acceptable GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores
- TOEFL/ IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.
|Starting Semester||Domestic M.A.Ed. Applicants||International M.A.Ed. Applicants|
|Summer||May 1||January 1|
|Fall||August 1 *||April 1 *|
|Spring||January 1||September 1|
*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: March 1
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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.
Graduate School Testing Requirements
Official GRE Scores are required for application to the the Integrative STEM Education Doctoral Program (Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction). Please have the testing agency send official scores to the Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859. The GRE selected should be the General Test (which includes verbal reading, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing).
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for the the Integrative STEM Education Doctoral Program (Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction). You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to the department. We strongly recommend that at least one of these letters of reference be from a person in an academic position.
Please provide your current Curriculum Vitae or Resume as part of your application to this program.
Interview with members of program faculty
Once your graduate school application is accepted, the program leader will contact you for a faculty interview (face-to-face or through internet/phone).
Applying as an International Student
The Graduate School requires that all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents demonstrate English proficiency to ensure they enter the university with sufficient English skills necessary to function in a graduate program.
A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score is the most common way international applicants demonstrate English proficiency. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or an IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Test scores should be sent to us using ETS institution code 5859. See this page if you qualify for an English language proficiency test waiver. Personal Statement
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application.
Note: Prospective residential on-campus international students might be required to submit immigration documents and other additional materials with their application. Please consult with Graduate Student Immigration Services.
Additional Information/Supporting Material
Applicants are welcome to submit any additional information with application material that would be useful in the evaluation of your application.
Applying for Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
A question on the application for graduate admission asks whether you want to be considered for a teaching assistantship. Check yes. Please note that Indicating that you wish to be considered for an assistantship does not mean that you will be offered one, only that you wish to be considered for one, if available.
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application. If this poses a financial hardship, check with the Graduate School to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee. All application fees are non-refundable.
Application Fee Waivers
Veterans and other applicants are eligible for waivers of the application fee. This form includes eligibility requirements.
To apply to the graduate program, students must submit the Virginia Tech Graduate School online application.
Send official scores to Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859.
In-state K-12 teachers are eligible for a 25% discount! Use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.
The Graduate School sends an official offer of admission to applicants upon the recommendation of the department faculty.
Include a scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
The official transcripts showing degree conferral should be sent directly from your institution(s) to Graduate Admissions and School of Education:
Virginia Tech Graduate Admissions
120 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (Mail Code 0325)
155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Virginia Tech School of Education
Office of Academic Programs
1750 Kraft Drive (0302)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061