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Vaccinations will be required for all students attending Virginia Tech Fall 2021

Vaccinations will be required for all students attending Virginia Tech in the fall, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs. During the past two semesters, we weathered significant surges in COVID-19 cases in Blacksburg. We did this through robust testing, self-quarantine, masking, and physical distancing.  We must do everything possible to avoid repeating the challenges of the last 14 months, and to ensure that students who cannot be vaccinated are able to participate in campus life and in-person learning. It is essential that every student who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated.

Students should visit this site for more information about vaccination requirements, confirming vaccination status, and requesting an exemption. The deadline for students to report that they have received the full course of vaccine doses (one or two, depending on the vaccine) is Aug. 6, 2021.  More information can be found on the VT Ready website.

In the Greater Washing D.C. area, Virginia Tech offers more than 45 graduate degree and certificate programs taught by internationally recognized faculty. Programs are offered in Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, and online.

More than 600 graduate students attend classes at the Northern Virginia Center (NVC), conveniently located adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro station on the Orange line, and exit 66, just off I-66.

Most classes are held in the evening to better accommodate the schedules of busy, working professionals. Classes are generally held during the fall and spring semesters, although some programs offer summer semesters, as well. Virginia residents may also take classes as Commonwealth Campus students without being formally admitted to a degree program.

New student orientations are held each January and August. Commencement for graduating students in the Greater Washington D.C. area is held each spring.

The Following Academic Programs Are Located At The NVC

International Students

International students from all over the world choose graduate study at Virginia Tech. Tech offers a vibrant graduate community in which students and faculty from diverse backgrounds collaborate to advance research and scholarship.  Virginia Tech in the Greater Washington D.C. area welcomes international applicants and offers a range of services to support international students throughout their courses of study.

For more information, please see the Prospective International Student section.

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Virginia Tech continually adds new degree and certificate programs to its graduate curriculum to serve emerging needs of government, industry, and nonprofit agencies.