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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Blacksburg, VA

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Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Food science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Plant pathology, physiology, and weed science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human nutrition, foods and exercise
Master of Science (MS) Agricultural and applied economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal and poultry science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agriculture, leadership, and community education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Dairy science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Food science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Human nutrition, foods and exercise
Master of Science (MS) Agriculture, leadership, and community education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agricultural and applied economics
Master of Science (MS) Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Crop and soil environmental sciences
Master of Science (MS) Entomology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Entomology
Master of Science (MS) Animal and poultry science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Horticulture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Crop and soil environmental sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant pathology, physiology, and weed science
Master of Science (MS) Dairy science
Master of Science (MS) Agricultural and life sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 92
Doctoral Degrees 59

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

314
Applied
178
Accepted
130
Enrolled
57%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline January 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE/GMAT
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE/GMAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

470
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.4%
Black or African American 6.17%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.26%
Unknown 1.06%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

246
Total faculty
Full-time - 246
Part-time - 0
Male (163)
Female (83)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
43,241,424

Location & Contact

Address 104 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
250 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Dr. Alan L. Grant
Dean
Email: algrant@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-4152
Fax: 540-231-4163

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