Graduate Programs

Public Administration and Policy

Virginia Tech offers a Masters of Public Administration degree for future and current practitioners in public administration. Its purpose is to train early career professionals for administrative posts and improve the skills of mid-career operating managers.

Contact information:
(540) 231-5133

Business Administration

Full-time professionals can earn a Master's of Business Administration on a part-time basis, participating in monthly class sessions for two years. Students receive a strong general management education. The program provides a balance of theory and practice; both the case method and lectures are used as deemed appropriate by the particular professor.

Contact information:
Robin Camputaro,
(540) 231-9604

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

An Ed.D program is designed to prepare educational administrators for leadership roles in school systems and related agencies. Coursework includes leadership and policy studies, advanced school law, historical foundations of educational administration, advanced school finance, community and interagency collaboration, planning educational facilities, and organization and delivery of instructional services. Click here for more information to the end of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Since 1989, the Virginia Tech Program for the Preparation of School Principals and Supervisors has taught students to face the challenges of contemporary K-12 school leadership. Designed to fit the needs of working educational professionals, the program is conducted on a part-time basis, with coursework that balances modern academic theory with real-life practice. Principal Preparation graduates leave with the skills they need to lead ethically, work confidently with diverse populations, and initiate programs to improve the learning and prospects of K-12 students. Click here for more information.

Contact information:
Carol Cash, Ed.D
(804) 662-7288


The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program is a distance learning graduate program sponsored by five universities in the State of Virginia: Virginia Tech (VT), University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Old Dominion University (ODU) and George Mason University (GMU). The CGEP offers individuals an opportunity to earn a master's degree part time through traditional face-to-face instruction as well as two-way video graduate classes. Virginia Tech offers graduate degree programs in Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Contact information:
(540) 231-9754

Information Technology

Virginia Tech offers an entirely web-based masters/certificate in information technology. Certificates can be earned in one of six different areas: communications, networking, computer engineering, software development, business information systems and decision support systems.

Contact information:
(703) 538-8384

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology (IT) Master's Degree program offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech is specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing professional educators as they confront the increasingly important role technology is playing within local, state, and national educational systems. The Instructional Technology Master's program (ITMA) is a rigorous graduate program designed to prepare you to be a professional instructional technologist. Because this is a distance program, all courses are offered electronically via the World Wide Web. Depending on the nature of the course, supporting materials may consist of Web-based tutorials, textbooks, CDs, or other appropriate materials.

Contact information:
(540) 231-5587

Career & Technical Education

A Master of Science in Career and Technical Education is offered via distance learning with two-way audio and video and web-based courses. It is designed to develop instructional leaders in the field of career and technical education. The program focuses on developing expertise in contextual learning, integration of CTE with core academics, philosophies regarding the role of CTE in public education, research application in the classroom, diversity, and instructional technology.

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Licensure Courses

The Career and Technical Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning offers a series of multimedia licensure courses for practicing teachers on provisional licenses. Self-paced courses are available each semester.

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Degree Offerings: Master's, Teacher, Licensure