12 months
18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
9398 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Chemistry program of Virginia Tech has a rich history and a strong future, offering students opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, community outreach, and a challenging course load. 


Key facts:

  • Our 30 faculty members and 140 graduate students generate over 100 peer-reviewed publications per year and have earned numerous prestigious awards for research, teaching, and outreach. In addition to the major areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical), our polymer chemistry program has been ranked among the top 5, and we have highly developed programs in several interdisciplinary areas including drug discovery, computational and theoretical chemistry, surface science, renewable energy, and chemical biology.
  • The alumni of the Chemistry program of Virginia Tech enjoy successful academic careers, perform award-winning research, and lead companies that are on the cutting edge of discovery. Above all, Virginia Tech Chemistry is a family. As the saying goes, once a Hokie, always a Hokie. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Graduate Research
  • Communication Skills and Methods of Presentation
  • Advanced Electrochemistry
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Instrument Design 
  • Methods in Molecular Biophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Identify Research Areas of Interest 
  • Complete Academic Record: this includes a complete list of colleges attended, majors, and GPAs. The Graduate School at Virginia Tech rarely admits students with GPAs less than 3.0
  • A scanned PDF copy of an official, college-issued transcript
  • A brief, one-page note describing any inconsistencies in your transcript (for example, a bad semester due to health issues) can be included with the scanned transcripts
  • Three References
  • For students who wish to include GRE scores in their application, official GRE scores may be sent to the Virginia Tech Graduate School
  • TOEFL scores must be sent for international applicants who have not completed a degree in the United States

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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