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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Blacksburg, VA

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Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Architecture and Urban Studies is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental design and planning
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Landscape architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Landscape architecture
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURPL) Urban and regional planning
Master of Science (MS) Architecture
Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) Government and international affairs
Master of Science (MS) Building construction science management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planning, governance, and globalization
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative technologies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public administration and public affairs
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Architecture and design research
Master of Architecture (M Arch) Architecture
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration and public affairs

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 130
Doctoral Degrees 23

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

521
Applied
340
Accepted
111
Enrolled
65%

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

522
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.75%
Black or African American 8.24%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 4.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.3%
Unknown 2.11%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

147
Total faculty
Full-time - 145
Part-time - 2
Male (90)
Female (57)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,959,413

Location & Contact

Address 202 Cowgill Hall (0205)
1325 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Blythe
Dean
Email: richbl1@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-6416
Fax: 540-231-6332

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