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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Blacksburg, VA

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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)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English
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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 314
Doctoral Degrees 102

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

898
Applied
445
Accepted
329
Enrolled
50%

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: 80

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

1,054
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.13%
Black or African American 10.91%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.38%
Asian 2.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 1.9%
Unknown 1.42%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

414
Total faculty
Full-time - 411
Part-time - 3
Male (198)
Female (216)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,914,101

Location & Contact

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

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