Admission into the undergraduate Urban Affairs and Planning program at Blacksburg, Va., requires that the prospective student follow general undergraduate admission procedure. This information may be found at the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Admissions web site: http://www.admiss.vt.edu/
Students may request application materials or apply online through the Graduate School website.
In addition to the application, send the following materials to the Graduate School:
1. Report of the GRE General Test (and TOEFL, if applicable); Virginia Tech's code is #005859. The Graduate School requires official test scores sent directly from ETS.
2. Official academic transcripts from the college or university where you received your undergraduate degree, along with any graduate work you have completed. If you transferred to another institution, the only transcript required is the one that shows the degree conferment.
Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (0325)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Please submit the following materials to the Urban Affairs and Planning Program:
1. Three letters of recommendation; these may also be submitted online.
2. Official academic transcripts
3. Resume and Personal Statement
Applicants may use the space provided in the online application for their resume. The online application form will ask you to state your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree; this section may be used as the personal statement.
Please do not submit high school or other similar degree information, honors, or awards.
Submit all application materials to:
Urban Affairs and Planning Program
c/o Graduate Coordinator
200 C Architecture Annex (0113)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
If your intent is to apply as a PhD applicant, either for NCR or Blacksburg, then all application materials should be sent to the address below for review. Additional information on the PhD program may be found on the School of Public and International Affairs' Planning, Governance and Globalization web page.
PhD applicants for either the Blacksburg and NCR
campuses, send application materials to:
Graduate Staff Coordinator
Planning, Governance, and Globalization Ph.D. Program
School of Public and International Affairs (0113)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Students applying to the MURP program should meet the following academic standards:
1. An expected cumulative GRE score of 305 (for exams taken
after August 1, 2011) or 1160 (for exams taken before August 1, 2011).
2. A "B" overall grade point average (3.0 on a 4 point scale)
3. 213 TOEFL (79-80 of internet-based tests; 550 of paper-based tests)
(Not required of US permanent residents or US naturalized citizens;
can be waived by the Graduate School if student attended a university
where English is the language of instruction)
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make decisions on a case-by-case basis taking into account the entire application package.
The the application deadline is March 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring.
Metropolitan Studies - Admission to the Certificate Program requires status as a current graduate student in good standing in Virginia Tech. If not currently such a student then application directly to the Certificate Program is necessary. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 for this category is needed. Exceptions include achieving this minimum based on the last 60 semester hours of coursework or provisional admission if the GPA is above 2.75 but below 3.00. Official transcripts must be submitted. Application requirements are posted on Virginia Tech's Graduate School web site.
Economic Development - Admission to the Certificate Program requires status as a graduate student in good standing at Virginia Tech. Students not already enrolled at Virginia Tech cannot apply directly to the certificate. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 based on the last 60 semester hours of coursework is needed. Students may be admitted provisionally if the GPA is above 2.75 but below 3.00. Official transcripts must be submitted.
Watershed Management - The Watershed Management Certificate is available to all graduate students in the university. Graduate students can select courses from list below. All 4000-level courses are approved for graduate credit. However, students should check their departments’ and graduate school requirements. Students must satisfy course prerequisites or enroll with instructor’s consent. All courses are 3-hour credit except otherwise noted. With satisfactory completion of the certificate’s minimum 11 hour requirements with an average 3.0 GPA in those courses, the student will receive a printed certificate from the Water Resources Research Center. Upon graduation, the certificate will be noted on the student’s transcript through their academic department.
Race and Social Policy - Graduate students accepted in any graduate program at Virginia Tech may be admitted to the Race and Social Policy certificate program. Decisions for admission to the certificate program for non-degree seeking students would be made by the Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee, based on transcripts, a writing sample, and a statement of purpose.
Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization and Management - follow the link at left for a detailed description of admissions requirements.
Geospatial Information Technology - follow the link at left for a detailed description of admissions requirements.
The Urban Affairs and Planning Program strives to bring awareness to our students about the need for diversity within our allied disciplines and to be aware of the diversity in the communities that we serve. Our objective is to ensure that traditionally underserved groups are included in decision-making processes that affect their social, economic, and environmental well-being. The UAP Diversity Committee is open to all and sponsors activities to highlight these priorities for the VT campus and general public. We support the University’s Principles of Community and seek to contribute to the Inclusive Excellence Model. UAP is dedicated and actively involved in change to bring about social justice. - Tom Sanchez, UAP Director
Please see http://www.admiss.vt.edu/
For Alexandria, please contact Myriam Lechuga at email@example.com or 703.706.8111
For Blacksburg, please contact Sandy Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.231.5485
For inquires relating to the PhD programs, please contact Krystal Wright at email@example.com or 540.231.2291