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Apply via the Graduate School page

Submit your application electronically through the Virginia Tech Graduate School application system using the link above. 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. 

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 the temporary passcode you receive
  • You will be prompted to create a new passphrase
  • Fill in the name fields to finalize your account set up

Beginning 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 unsure which application type describes you.
  • 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:

Personal Background:

  • International applicants must apply using their legal name exactly as it appears on their passport

Optional Information:

  • Returning VT Students must supply your VT student ID number (PID)

Domicile Information:

  • Our Online MS has a universal tuition rate, so Virginia residents do not need to submit the in-state tuition questionnaire

Program of Study:

  • Select 'Agricultural and Applied Economics' from the 'Program' dropdown
  • Select 'MS' from the 'Degree Type' dropdown
  • Check the 'Virtual' box for your campus
  • Select your term of study — Only open terms will appear 

Returning to your application

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, please be sure to enter this in the 'Financial Assistance' section before submitting your application.

Recommendation letters

Your recommender(s) will receive an email invitation to submit their recommendation letter after you have submitted your application. Please note that recommendation letters do not need to be submitted by the application deadline. There is a short grace period for receipt of your recommendation letter(s) and other supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation

If you are accepted for admission and intend to enroll, you will need to send an official transcript(s) showing conferral of your degree(s) to our office at:

Virginia Tech Agricultural and Applied Economics
Attn: Normand Adams
250 Drillfield Dr.
Hutcheson Hall
Mail code: 0401
Blacksburg, VA 24061

If you have an undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S., you should also submit a report from a credentialing evaluation service that converts grades into a grade point average (GPA) with a course-by-course break down of your degree. Virginia Tech will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site

If you are an international student whose first language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores, except if you graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction

  • For additional information on the TOEFL exam, please visit
  • Additional information for international graduate students can be found on the Cranwell International Center site
  • If you have further questions about applying to our online program in ag and applied economics, please contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, Normand Adams.