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Admissions Requirements

Application materials are submitted through the Virginia Tech Graduate School system.  

VT encourages holistic admission practices that values qualities such as leadership, socioeconomic background, ethics and other accomplishments, in addition to academic achievements and test scores.

Submit testing scores to Virginia Tech using institution code 005859


GRE

Minimum scores: 150 verbal, 150 Quantitative

 

TOEFL

Required for international students
Minimum score: 90 overall

GPA

Equivalent of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Biological and/or life science coursework

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted electronically)
  • Writing sample(s) that shows your ability to conceptualize and articulate a coherent argument
  • Academic and professional goals statement describing research experience and plans for research in your graduate studies