Admissions Requirements

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

Domestic Application
Spring: January 1
Summer: May 1
*Fall:  August 1
International Application
Spring: September 1
Summer: January 1
*Fall: April 1
*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: March 1.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with 3.3 grade point average (GPA).
  • Your application packet must include GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and your current resume.
  • Two writing samples.
  • Once your graduate school application is accepted, the program leader will contact you for a faculty interview (face-to-face or through internet/phone).

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

Official GRE is required. Please have the testing agency send official scores to Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required for the program. You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to Graduate School. We strongly recommend that at least one of these letters of reference be from a person in an academic position.

Writing Sample

Two writing samples are needed after acceptance to the program.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Include your most recent resume. 

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

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.

Applying for Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

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.

Learn more about other available funding opportunities

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: January 1
Summer: May 1
*Fall:  August 1
International Application
Spring: September 1
Summer: January 1
*Fall: April 1
*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: March 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 Integrative STEM Education (Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction), select "Education, Curriculum and Instruction" as your major. Then you should be able to select “Integrative STEM Education” program area. Choose degree option “Ph.D.” from the list.

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
402 Wallace Hall (0565)
Blacksburg, VA 24061