Welcome to Graduate Life

The College of Engineering enables graduate students to accelerate their career achievements and explore their research interests through sixteen doctoral and nineteen masters degree programs.

Diversity and Inclusion

Virginia Tech also offers a culturally diverse and vibrant community of students, faculty and administrators for connecting with, learning from, and exchanging thoughts and ideas. In order to promote a more united and inclusive engineering community, the College of Engineering offers several diversity programs geared specifically for engineering students, both, graduate and undergraduate.

Flexible Degree Options

The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) offers post-baccalaureate education for practicing engineers and scientists interested in maintaining and enhancing their skills. If short on time, undergraduate students can also begin to earn graduate credit with the Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program. Numerous online learning programs are also available for graduate studies.

Graduate Community

University and college sponsored programs offer a well-rounded selection of professional development and leisure opportunities including the Graduate Life Center,  the office of Careers and Professional Development, and the Cranwell International Center. Beyond campus, life in Blacksburg offers a reasonable cost of living, award-winning services, moderate climate and additional activities for work and play.

Student Overview

  • Graduate Enrollment: 2,045

    • Male: 1,586 (78%)
    • Female: 456 (22%)
    • Underrepresented Minorities: 204 (10%)
  • Degrees Awarded: 649

    • Masters: 438 (67.5%)
    • PhD: 211 (32.5%)

      Based on full-time and part-time students 2015-16.