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


The Natural Resources program of Virginia Tech is designed for working professionals aiming to advance their careers or to shift to leadership roles in the environmental and sustainability fields or functions. Delivered through two flexible programs—Executive (in-person/online hybrid) and Online—our innovative instruction allows you to immediately apply what you learn to real-world challenges. 


New to the sustainability field?

The Natural Resources program of Virginia Tech will give you a thorough and nuanced understanding of where and how you can apply your knowledge and your passion. You don’t need a prior academic or professional background in the field to participate in our programs and begin solving today’s most challenging issues. With the knowledge and skills you will gain in our programs, you can confidently lead from where you are. 

Flexible Formats

  • Diverse undergrad majors welcomed 
  • Graduate in as few as 12 months
  • 30-credit, non-thesis degree
  • 10-day overseas Global Study (paused until it is safe to travel) 
  • No GRE required
  • Environmental science background is not required
  • Admission decisions are based on both academic and professional experience
  • No additional cost for out-of-state or international students
  • Executive program meets 11 weekends per year: on campus in the Washington, D.C. metro area for five 3-day meetings and virtually for six 2-day meeting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constructing Sustainablity
  • Sustainability Case Studies
  • Environmental Conservation and the American Landscape
  • Global Issues in Natural Resources
  • Sustainability Systems
  • Adaptive Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Executive option requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Virginia Tech Application for Admission
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Prior professional experience
  • Current resume/CV 
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Copies of official relevant academic transcripts

Online option requirements:

  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Completed VT Application for Admission
  • No GRE required: TOEFL may be required for international students per Graduate School requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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