Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for admission for the spring semester?
We prefer to admit students in the fall semester due to class scheduling and funding availability, but applications are accepted to begin in the spring. Contact Graduate Director Dr. Luke Juran if you to seek to be admitted in the spring.
I don't have an undergraduate degree in geography, can I still seek admission to your program?
Geography is an extremely diverse and inherently interdisciplinary field, so you are not required to have an undergraduate degree in geography. Some of our most successful students have entered with degrees from allied fields.
Are GRE scores required?
GRE scores are not required but should be reported if the exam was taken.
What are the application deadlines?
To receive full consideration for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, a student should have completed the application by January 15. We may continue to accept applications up until July 1, but international applicants must be accepted by the Graduate School no later than May 15 to allow sufficient time for immigration processes and travel.
Can I apply by mail or must I apply online?
As the Graduate School indicates, it is best to apply online.
Where can I go for additional information about applying to Virginia Tech's Graduate School?
Many of your questions about applying can be answered by reviewing the Virginia Tech Graduate School's website.