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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Science is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Geosciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Statistics
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Statistics
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical technology development and management
Master of Science (MS) Psychology
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences
Master of Arts (MA) Data analysis and applied statistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 89

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

1,060
Applied
163
Accepted
121
Enrolled
15%

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

596
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.37%
Black or African American 2.18%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 2.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.34%
Unknown 1.17%

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Faculty

321
Total faculty
Full-time - 321
Part-time - 0
Male (218)
Female (103)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
24,314,021

Location & Contact

Address North End Center, Suite 4300 (0405)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Dr. Sally C. Morton
Dean
Email: scmorton@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-5422
Fax: 540-231-3380