Applications for the Virginia Tech Online MBA program are submitted electronically through the Virginia Tech Graduate School application system. The full application process takes about an hour to complete. You may save entered information and return to the application system at your own pace.
Applicants are encouraged to view our application guidelines page before starting an application to learn more about our applicant profile, required materials, application deadlines, and admission types.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT
- Go to the Graduate School application system site
- Click the 'Create a New Account' link. Once you confirm your email address, you will receive another email with a temporary passcode.
- Login with your email and temporary passcode
- You will be prompted to create a new passphrase
- Fill in the name fields to finalize your account set up
STARTING YOUR APPLICATION
To start your application:
- Login to the Graduate School application system site with your email address and the passphrase you created
- Click the 'Start New Application' link at the bottom of your home screen
- Select your application term
- Select your application type — Most applicants will select 'Degree Seeking' unless they are applying to be readmitted to the program. Please contact us if you are not sure which application type you are.
- Click the 'Create Application' button
- Click the 'Open Application' button
COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
Once you open your application, you will see there are multiple sections to complete. Please fill out the fields as instructed in the application. Additional information for some sections is included below:
- International applicants must apply using their legal name exactly as it appears on their passport
- Returning VT Students must supply your VT student ID number (PID)
- The Online MBA has a universal tuition rate, so Virginia residents do not need to submit the in-state tuition questionnaire
Program of Study:
- Select 'Business Administration' from the 'Program' dropdown
- Select 'Online MBA' from the 'Program Option' dropdown
- Select 'MBA' from the 'Degree Type' dropdown
- Check the 'Virtual' box for your campus
- Select your term of study — You may need to click the 'Continue' button and come back to the 'Program of Study' section to select your term. If you do not see the term options, please ensure that all information has been entered into the 'Domicile Information' section.
RETURNING TO YOUR APPLICATION
- Go to the Graduate School application system site
- Login with your email address and the passphrase you created
- Click the link for the application you want to return to
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
- Click the 'Review' section to ensure that all required fields have been filled out
- Submit your application
- Pay the non-refundable application fee ($75) — If you received an application fee waiver code or are eligible for one as a military/veteran student, please be sure to enter this information in the 'Financial Assistance' section before submitting your application.
Your application cannot be reviewed until your letters of recommendation are received. We encourage you to send the email requesets to your recommenders through the application system as soon as possible. This can be done before your application is submitted.
Applicants who are accepted for admission and intend to enroll will need to send an official transcript(s) showing conferral of their degree(s) to the MBA Program Office at:
Virginia Tech - Northern Virginia Center
MBA Program Office - Suite 341
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043
- Students with undergraduate degrees from universities outside the U.S. should also submit a report from a credential evaluation service that converts grades into a grade point average (GPA) with a course by course break down of their degree. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site.
- SpanTran is one available international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom webpage for Virginia Tech's MBA programs that will make sure MBA applicants select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can find the custom webpage for Virginia Tech MBA applicants here.
- TOEFL scores are required of all international students whose first language is not English, except those applicants who have graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction. For additional information on the TOEFL exam, please visit their website.
- Additional information for international graduate students can be found on the Cranwell International Center site
Virginia Tech is a community with a long military history and is one of only six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College. The Online MBA program is proud to count many active duty military, retired military and veterans among its students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are pleased to offer the following benefits to candidates:
- Waiver of $75 application fee
- Universal tuition rate that won't change if you're reassigned to a new location during the course of the program
- Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible
- Office of Veteran Services available to answer questions about certification and benefits
APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Military applicants can request a waiver for the $75 application fee during the online application process by following the instructions below:
- Start the online application form
- In the Financial Assistance section of the application, check the "Application Fee Waiver Requst" box to add the Fee Waiver Request section to your application
- In the Fee Waiver Request section of the application, select "U.S. Military Service (Active Duty or Veteran Status)" in the qualifying activity dropdown, provide service dates, and upload required documentation