The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center provides working professionals complete graduate degree programs and classes from nationally ranked programs based on the main campus in Blacksburg. The following programs are currently available in Roanoke through the Center.
|Business Administration||Educational Leadership and Policy Studies|
|Career & Technical Education||Engineering|
|Information Technology||Instructional Technology|
Using the Pamplin College of Business' strong focus on an entreprenurial style of management that uses technology innovation in a global market, Virginia Tech delivers a Professional Master's in Business Administration program. Classes meet once a month, Fridays and Saturdays, and alternate between Virginia Tech facilitites in Roanoke and Richmond. Admission requirements for the PMBA program include competitive GMAT scores, satisfactory undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, an interview, and at least two years of work experience.
An optional career transition endorsement in Vocational Special Needs is offered by Virginia Tech. This area of concentration evolved from vocational special needs and secondary special education. Transition services offer individuals with disabilities coordinated activities promoting movement into adult roles in employment, further education, community and independent living. Planning and delivery of these services involves students with disabilities, their families and teachers, and human service agencies.
The Master of Arts in Education (Counselor Education) is targeted at full-time students and requires 51 semester hours of coursework including a 600-hour internship. Students are able to complete coursework that satisfies Virginia School Licensure (K-12), Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Counselor Certification (NCC). The program is CACREP accredited. Applications are due February 1st each year. Newly admitted students begin their studies Summer II, 2011.
The Educational Leadership Program offers two programs at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.
Students who complete two years of study in the Preparation Program for School Principals and Supervisors (PPSPS) may earn either a Master of Arts degree or an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Courses are delivered in cohorts that open in odd numbered years. An internship in a local school system is required. Along with successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), students qualify for licensure in Virginia as a Pre-K-12 school administrator or as a central office administrator.
Students who hold a master's degree or an Educational Specialist degree may enter a doctoral program cohort to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The doctoral program involves two years of coursework, including a week of study on the Blacksburg campus during the summer after each academic year. In addition to the coursework, students must successfully complete and defend a dissertation or other capstone project, which typically requires an additional 12 to 18 months of research. Students who complete the program qualify for licensure as a division superintendent in Virginia. Cohorts open every four years, with the next one scheduled for fall of 2015.
The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program is a distance learning graduate program sponsored by five universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia : Virginia Tech (VT), University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Old Dominion University (ODU) and George Mason University (GMU). The CGEP offers individuals an opportunity to earn a master's degree part-time through traditional face-to-face instruction as well as two-way video classes. Virginia Tech offers graduate degree programs in Civil Infrastructure, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Administration.
Virginia Tech offers a web-based masters/certificate in information technology. Certificates can be earned in one of six different areas: communications, networking, computer engineering, software development, business information systems, and decision support systems.
The Instructional Technology (IT) Master's Degree program offered through the School of Education's academic unit of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech is specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing professional educators as they confront the increasingly important role technology is playing within local, state, and national educational systems. The Instructional Technology Master's program is a rigorous graduate program designed to prepare you to be a professional instructional technologist. Because this is a distance program, all courses are offered electronically via the World Wide Web. Depending on the nature of the course, supporting materials may consist of Web-based tutorials, textbooks, CDs, or other appropriate materials.
The on-line Master of Arts in Political Science is an innovative experience in graduate education at Virginia Tech. Through the capabilities of VTOnline, Net.Work Virginia, and the internet, the Department of Political Science offers a Master's program to new audiences in the Commonwealth, across the nation, and anywhere in the world.