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Applying for the MNR Program, either as a degree-seeking student or not, is done through the Virginia Tech Graduate School. 

Note: The admissions requirements and process for the XMNR program are slightly different. Click here to learn about applying specifically to the XMNR program.  There are also slightly different requirements and procedures for non-degree seeking students. See the MNR Guidebook Admissions Section for more information.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Completed application
  • Current resume/ CV
  • No GRE required; TOEFL may be required for international students per Graduate School requirements

Application Process

  • The process for applying to the MNR degree program in the National Capital Region is the same as applying as a Blacksburg campus student. Please see the Graduate School website for a detailed explanation of the process.
  • The application package, which is preferably completed online through the Graduate School website, includes:

    • VT Graduate School application
    • Copies of undergraduate and other relevant transcripts
      • While completing your online application and prior to submitting it, you will be required to upload one copy of your scanned official transcript from each institution from which you have earned or will earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Do not send transcripts for community college attendance or from any institution where you enrolled in classes but did not earn a degree. 
      • Please do not mail your official transcripts to us until you have received an offer of admission from Virginia Tech. Please note that non-legible scans will not be accepted. Make sure your scanned documents are legible before uploading, as non-legible documents will result in processing delays.
    • 2-3 letters of recommendation
      • We strongly encourage applicants to have online recommendations completed. You will be asked to provide names and email addresses for each of your references in your online application. If applicants choose to have paper letters of recommendation submitted, the letters should be sent directly to the academic department to which you are applying.
      • Letters of recommendation can come from any professional or academic source. The person should be able to speak to your abilities as a potential student, so we discourage personal character references – i.e. not from friends or family members. We encourage you to share some information with your recommendation providers about the program to which you are applying, so they can tailor their recommendation appropriately.
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
    • $75 non-refundable application fee