Please include the following items where applicable:

  • Complete an Online Application Form. See Application Deadlines section for submission dates.
  • Upload a scanned copy of official transcripts from all universities or colleges, where your degree was conferred (NOTE: Virginia Tech students do not need to submit official transcripts.)
  • A copy of your resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay - a personal statement which addresses your reasons for pursuing this degree at this time, and at Virginia Tech.
  • A $75 non-refundable application fee payable in U.S. dollars
  • An application for in-state tuition (optional)
  • Please mail your official transcripts to the Virginia Tech Graduate School after you have received an offer of admission from Virginia Tech.
  • Virginia Tech--Northern Virginia Center
  • Graduate Students Services Office
  • 7054 Haycock Rd.
  • Falls Church, VA 22043

Please allow approximately 2 to 4 weeks for processing after receipt of all documents. Virginia Tech's MIT Program has a rolling admissions process. All admission supporting paperwork should be in our office by the application deadline dates.

Note: If you are applying for Financial Aid, you must either include your social security number on the application, or send a notarized letter to the graduate school with your social security number.

International Students:

Students with undergraduate degrees from universities outside the U.S. should also submit a report from a credential evaluation service that converts grades into a grade point average (GPA) with a course by course break down of their degree. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all international students whose first language is not English, except those applicants who have graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction such as an American, Canadian, or British university. To have the TOEFL requirement waived, the degree must be awarded. The TOEFL waiver will be coded into the application by the Graduate School upon receipt and review of the transcript showing degree conferral and medium of instruction was English. The university-wide minimum requirement is 80 for Internet and 550 for paper; However, some departments require a higher score. TOEFL scores are not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens. It is Graduate School policy to administer an English placement test (EPT) upon enrollment to international graduate students with TOEFL scores below certain minimums; see the Graduate Catalog for details.

For additional information on the TOEFL exam, please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is also accepted in lieu of the TOEFL. A 6.5 minimum is required to apply.

Official test scores should be sent to the Virginia Tech Graduate School, institution code 5859. Do not enter a department code.

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