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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for AdvantageVT-Master’s are identical to those participating departments generally require except for English language. 

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. In most cases, a closely related undergraduate degree is necessary. 
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or above is required for consideration for admission into most majors. Some programs require higher GPAs.  

Admission decisions are made by the individual departments represented in the program and the Graduate School. Students who are selected for admission to a program will exceed the following minimum requirements plus any additional requirements imposed by the program. Admission requirements are detailed on department websites and in the Graduate Catalog. Prospective students are strongly advised to review the individual program requirements for their desired major prior to application. 

Once accepted into their degree program, students must apply directly to the Advantage VT-Master’s Program separately.

English Language Requirements 

Your score on the TOEFL iBT (or a similar test) in most cases determines the Advantage VT-Master’s level at which you start.

Due the rigorous language demands, the following programs require automatic placement into Level 3: Accounting and Information Systems, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Architecture, Urban Design, and Urban Affairs and Planning.


Level 3 (Three semesters) Level 2 (Two semesters) Level 1 (One semester)





16+ minimum subscores




No subsection less than 5.0


No subsection less than 5.5

Digital TOEFL iTP*




*Administered on the Virginia Tech main campus only

To have your TOEFL score automatically sent to the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, please specify CEEB code C096 on the test form.

IELTS score reports should be sent to the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute.