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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Blacksburg , VA

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education/Doctor of Philosophy (Ed D/PhD)
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Career and technical education
Master of Arts (MA) Communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social, political, ethical, and cultural thought
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational leadership and policy studies
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Career and technical education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational research and evaluation
Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Arts (MA) Counselor education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 270
Doctoral Degrees 63

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

856
Applied
409
Accepted
262
Enrolled
48%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline January 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE/GMAT
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE/GMAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

962
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.81%
Black or African American 11.12%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 2.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.21%
Two or more races 2.6%
Unknown 2.18%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

421
Total faculty
Full-time - 420
Part-time - 1
Male (199)
Female (222)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,521,364

Location & Contact

Address 260 Wallace Hall (0426)
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Dr. Laura Belmonte
Dean
Email: belmonte@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-6779
Fax: 540-231-7157

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