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Virginia Tech's online Master of Information Technology program is ranked #1 for veterans by U.S. News & World Report for 2021

Virginia Tech is a community with a long military history and is one of only six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College. The Master of Information Technology Program is proud to count many active duty military, retired military and veterans among its students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are pleased to offer the following benefits to candidates:

  • Waiver of $75 application fee
  • Waiver of one letter of recommendation
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible
  • Transfer credit available for NDU coursework
  • Student Affairs specialist available to liaise with VA


Military applicants can request a waiver for the $75 application fee during the online application process by following the instructions below:

  • Start the online application form
  • In the Financial Assistance section of the application, check the "Application Fee Waiver Requst" box to add the Fee Waiver Request section to your application
  • In the Fee Waiver Request section of the application, select "U.S. Military Service (Active Duty or Veteran Status)" in the qualifying activity dropdown, provide service dates, and upload required documentation


If you have NDU graduate credits, we may be able to accept up to 9 of those credits to transfer into the VT-MIT program.  Please contact our team at or 703-538-8384 before submitting your application.


The Office of Veterans Service stands ready to answer questions about certification, benefits, and other general questions. Please email or call 540-231-5815 with any questions.