The College of Engineering provides graduate students the opportunities to excel in their career goals while exploring their research interests through doctoral and master’s degree programs and a breadth of research centers and labs.

Graduate students pose by their grape harvesting robot in a warehouse.

Potential Graduate Students must apply to both Virginia Tech’s Graduate School and to the individual Graduate Degree Program within Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. Careful attention to deadlines is a must! For more information about the particular department, please connect with the designated contact on the Graduate Degree Programs page.

Student Overview

Graduate Enrollment (2018): 2,143
Male: 1609 (75%)
Female: 533 (25%)
Underrepresented: 161 (8%)

Degrees Awarded (2016-17): 707
Masters: 501 (71%)
PhD: 206 (29%)

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.

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.