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Graduate Programs

Graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are valued colleagues who conduct advanced research and disseminate knowledge in the classroom and beyond. Our programs are as varied as our students and can accommodate a wide variety of interests and career goals. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members provide close mentoring and will help you navigate the complexities of graduate school.

There are 12 departments that offer a wide range of graduate programs. Please visit their websites to learn about individual faculty members and their programs. Below is a link to the graduate programs of each department.

Financing Graduate School

Almost all of our graduate students are supported by an assistantship, many on research assistantships from grants.

The John Lee Pratt Graduate Fellowship Program offers graduate students in Animal Nutrition the opportunity to contribute to some of the exciting research in the areas of food animal and equine nutrition. The college's Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program also offers scholarships for graduate students. 

Online Graduate Programs

Learn about the Online Masters of Agriculture and Life Sciences program and how you can earn a degree entirely online while you work.

The Department of Food Science and Technology also offers on online master's degree, Master of Science in Life Sciences with an Option in Health Product Risk Management which is designed to help risk mangers become better at analyzing risks related to product lines, manufacturing processes, and patient provider interactions. A Health Product Risk Management Graduate Certificate is also offered, in which the student is trained to correctly assess the risks associated with processes and products, devise strategies to mitigate those risks, and bring the safest, most innovative products, to the market.

 

Visit these helpful links on the Graduate School website for specific information regarding graduate studies at Virginia Tech.

You will also find helpful information on the Diversity Virginia Tech website.