Bachelor's degree with 3.00 GPA for regular admission status or 2.75 GPA for provisional status is required (last 60 hours of coursework).
Three letters of reference.
Dual Enrollment Status
Virginia Tech students may be considered for dual-enrollment status admission during the final semester of undergraduate coursework. Prospective students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) for regular admission to this program. Students admitted under dual status may not receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for the same course (except under the Accelerated UG/G program).
What You'll Need
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 for Mathematics, Education Option (M.S.).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 Mathematics, Education Option (M.S.).
Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae
A letter of interest (3-5 pages) is required by the School of Education along with your latest 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.
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.
How much is tuition?
Tuition varies based on in-state or out-of-state status and whether or not you are a teacher. Virtual Campus students do not have to pay activity fees, only a technology fee. Graduate tuitions and fees are listed at http://www.bursar.vt.edu. Our campus is considered Virtual.
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For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed forms for the K-12 Employee Reduced Tuition should be mailed or faxed to Graduate School at the following address:
Graduate Life Center
Virginia Tech (0325)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Graduate Assistantships on Blacksburg Campus Only
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.
What about financial aid?
There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; 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.
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.
Supplemental Information and Admissions Checklist
Please include supplemental information and admissions checklist with Graduate School online application.
Spring: January 1
Summer: May 1
*Fall: August 1
Spring: September 1
Summer: January 1
*Fall: April 1
*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: January 15.
- You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
- To apply to the Virginia Tech Mathematics, Education Option (M.S.), select "Mathematics" as your major. Choose degree option “M.S.” from the list and then select “Blacksburg” for campus.