For admission to all extended campus programs offered by the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, the online graduate application must be completed. The VT Graduate School Application System can be accessed via the Application for Graduate Admission page.

The specific requirements for each program can be found below:

 

To qualify for admission to the Master of Engineering Administration program, the applicant must hold a bachelors degree from an accredited institution with an overall grade average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). The undergraduate degree may be in any field of engineering or science, but all applicants must have at least twelve semester hours of mathematics including calculus and linear algebra plus three semester hours of statistics.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The general test only, subject test is not required.  

Any applicant that has not received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited, English speaking institution will also be required to provide the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to be considered for admission.

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant's potential graduate level academic performance are required.

Applicants are also requires to provide a statement of purpose and resume.

For questions or additional information contact Paula Van Curen.

 

To qualify for admission to the Systems Engineering master's program, the applicant must hold a bachelors degree from an accredited institution with an overall grade average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). The undergraduate degree may be in any field of engineering or science, but all applicants must have at least twelve semester hours of mathematics including calculus and linear algebra plus three semester hours of statistics.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The general test only, subject test is not required.  

Any applicant that has not received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited, English speaking institution will also be required to provide the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to be considered for admission.

Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant's potential graduate level academic performance are required.

Applicants are also requires to provide a statement of purpose and resume.

For questions or additional information contact Paula Van Curen.

 

 

To qualify for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program, prospective Ph.D. students should have a strong academic background that is commensurate with management systems engineering study. Students must also hold at least a bachelors degree from an accredited institution with an overall grade average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale).

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The general test only, subject test is not required.  

Any applicant that has not received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited, English speaking institution will also be required to provide the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to be considered for admission.

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant's potential graduate level academic performance are required.

Applicants are also required to provide a statement of purpose and resume.

For questions or additional information visit the Application Information page or contact the ISE graduate program office: isegrad@vt.edu.

 

 

A qualified student who wishes to enter Virginia Tech to obtain a graduate certificate, without being enrolled in a degree program, may apply for graduate admission to Graduate Certificate status.

The Graduate School requires a GPA of 3.0 for admission to Certificate Status and official transcripts must be submitted. Note that students pursuing a degree and a certificate simultaneously are classified in their degree program.

Credits used toward a certificate may be used in meeting degree requirements if they are appropriate for inclusion on the Plan of Study for the degree.

For questions or additional information contact Paula Van Curen.

 

 

Commonwealth Campus status is open to an applicant who holds an earned bachelors or higher degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university.

Examples of students who seek admission into the Commonwealth Campus program include those who:

  • may qualify for regular admission but do not currently wish to work for a graduate degree;
  • do not qualify for admission because of a poor undergraduate record and wish to improve their credentials;
  • need to update their academic credentials after several years of professional experience or
  • require graduate courses for professional certification.

International students in F1 or J1 visa status are not eligible for Commonwealth Campus status. However, some other types of visa status may allow non-degree enrollment (note that TOEFL score requirements do apply).

Students applying for Commonwealth Campus status must complete the Application for Admission and submit a transcript (unofficial is sufficient) or a copy of their diploma for the highest degree attained.

Students in Commonwealth Campus status are not eligible for graduate assistantships.

Commonwealth Campus students are limited to 12 credits of course work while in this status. Students may not earn a graduate degree while enrolled in Commonwealth Campus status. If a Commonwealth Campus student wishes to enter a degree program, the Application for Admission to that degree needs to be filed early in the semester prior to the desired semester for degree entry.

If the student is accepted to a degree, a determination of the applicability of any courses taken while in Commonwealth Campus status, to a graduate degree, will be made at the time of submission of the Plan of Study for the degree.