In the Greater Washington, 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 D.C. area is held each spring.
Academic programs located at the NVC
- Computer Science (CS)
- School of Education (SOE)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
- Executive Ph.D. Program in Business
- Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)
- Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
- Master of Information Technology (MIT)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Mechanical Engineering (ME)
- Nuclear Engineering (NEP)
- Science and Technology in Society (STS)
Undergraduate academic programs located at the NVC
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 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.