Graduate Programs & Certificates

Meeting the diverse needs of communities across the commonwealth, Virginia Tech’s regional Commonwealth Campus Centers bring the rich resources of the university to campus locations across the state. Commonwealth Campus Centers located in Abingdon, Critz, Richmond, Roanoke and Hampton Roads offer educational services that allow easy access for adult learners seeking higher education opportunities while juggling a demanding home life and a busy work schedule.

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center takes pride in representing the Virginia Tech Graduate School by offering the graduate programs and certificates below.

The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program allows full-time professionals to earn an MBA in two years while continuing to work. Classes meet one weekend per month - alternating between Virginia Tech facilities in Roanoke and Richmond - and weekly online. The program is cohort-based and starts each fall. Students will gain an understanding of general business disciplines, including finance, accounting, marketing, leadership and more. Classes are limited to 40 students. There are seasonal deadlines. More info>>

This program is for full-time students and requires 60 semester hours of course work, including a 600-hour internship. Students complete coursework that satisfies Virginia School of Licensure (K-12), Virginia Licenses Professional Counselor (LCP) and National Counselor Certification (NCC). The program is CACREP accredited. There are seasonal deadlines. More info>>

This is a nationally-recognized program that was developed by Virginia Tech in cooperation with school divisions to prepare principals and supervisors for leadership opportunities. More info>>

This program is designed for practicing school administrators and supervisors who are seeking advanced preparation for positions in public or private schools. More info>>

This endorsement enables successful candidates to work as reading specialists in elementary, middle or high schools. This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the International Reading Association. More info>>

The Mathematics Specialist program is designed for teachers in grades K-8. The program leads to an MAED or Education Specialist degree (EDS) in Curriculum and Instruction. More info>>

Four graduate classes are offered where students are placed in Roanoke City Public Schools for both early field studies and student teaching. In addition, students will complete 20 hours of service-learning at John P. Fishwick middle school after-school program. More info>>

Courses are available in:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering

This certificate program consists of four 3-credit hour courses, for a total of twelve hours of graduate coursework. Students are required to complete all four courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better, in order to earn their certificate. The courses are designed to provide a challenging, masters level, real-world-based educational opportunity in local government management and public policy. Coursework engages faculty, practitioners and graduate students in research and study designed to improve the quality of local government management, policy-making and public service. More info>>