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College of Architecture and Urban Studies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Public
  • Small
  • 46%54%
    student ratio
  • 642
    total students
  • $10,677 | $20,926
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
    • Building/Construction Science And Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Architecture Master of Science in Architecture (MS Arch)
    • Planning, Governance, And Globalization Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Creative Technologies Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Urban And Regional Planning Master of Urban and Rural Planning (MURP)
    • Environmental Design And Planning Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public Administration/Public Affairs Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public And International Affairs Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA)
    • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Architecture And Design Research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Landscape Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 173
    • Doctoral Degrees 25
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 2
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some and Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Required for some and Required for some
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


39% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 814
    • Accepted 320
    • Acceptance Rate 39
    • Enrolled 141
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline January 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE/GMAT (may vary by department)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE/GMAT (may vary by department)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$10,677
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,926
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students642
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students642
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Full-time Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian78%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown2%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty135
    • Full-time Percentage98%
    • Part-time Percentage2%
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,902,577

Location & Contact

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

202 Cowgill Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Dr. A. Davis


Phone: 540-231-6416
Fax: 540-231-6332

Christine Mattsson-Coon

Executive Assistant

Phone: 540-231-6416
Fax: 540-231-6332

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