Admissions Criteria

Master of Information Technology

Admission to the Master of Information Technology degree program in Virginia Tech's Graduate School requires that applicants meet the following minimum standards:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 of 4.0
  • The potential to successfully pursue and complete the VT-MIT degree program as evidenced by the application, letters of recommendation, and/or other material submitted with the application such as professional vitae or resumé
  • Entering students are expected to have some experience programming in a modern language such as Java, C, C++, or C#. However, you don't need to have this prerequisite prior to applying. See below for additional details.
  • GRE/GMAT is NOT required; The TOEFL is required for those not receiving their bachelor's degree from an American, Canadian, or British university. The university-wide minimum requirement TOEFL score is 90 for Internet and 577 for paper. The TOEFL is not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens.

Students meeting these standards will typically be admitted as regular students. Students with a lower than minimum grade point average or without sufficient programming background may be admitted as provisional or commonwealth students. Please see admissions types for examples.

VT-MIT Graduate Certificates

Admission to a Master of Information Technology graduate certificate program in Virginia Tech's Graduate School requires that applicants meet the following minimum standards:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 of 4.0
  • Some graduate certificates require entering students to have some experience programming in a modern language such as Java, C, C++, or C#. See Programming Language Requirement below for additional details.
  • GRE/GMAT is NOT required; The TOEFL is required for those not receiving their bachelor's degree from an American, Canadian, or British university. The university-wide minimum requirement TOEFL score is 90 for Internet and 577 for paper. The TOEFL is not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens.

Programming Language Requirement

There are a few courses that do not require a background in programming. If admitted, you can start with those courses while completing the prerequisite. Some courses (namely the Networking courses) require additional background in calculus. See the individual course descriptions for more information.

An online course that meets the programming language requirement is ITP 120, Java Programming I, specifically offered through Virginia Western Community College. It is tailored to VT-MIT students needing additional programming skills. See ITP120 Java Programming I for more information. This class is highly recommended for those who have no programming experience, or those who need a refresher.