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Graduate Students

Prospective Graduate Students
Finding a graduate program is entirely different than selecting an undergraduate major – graduate school is much more like a job and should be approached as such. This guide will help you navigate the path to graduate school, beginning with identifying faculty members who share your research interests and goals.

Graduate Programs
CNRE offers a wide variety of M.S. and Ph.D. programs in natural resources fields – many of our programs are among the top in the nation.

Graduate Program Procedures
This guide explains the requirements and procedures for earning a graduate degree in CNRE. From orientation to defending, you’ll find it here.

Faculty Expertise Guide
Finding a faculty member whose interests match yours is often the first hurdle of graduate school. This guide lists CNRE faculty by their area of expertise to help you identify some potential graduate advisers and committee members.

Classes and Registration Info
The CNRE Graduate Student Newsletter lists all of the information about upcoming graduate classes in the college.

National Capital Region
Designed specifically for working professionals, programs at the NCR offer opportunities to explore natural resources fields. The curriculum combines online and classroom-based courses that focus on solving real-world problems.

VT Graduate School
Learn about Virginia Tech’s graduate school and apply online. It is generally a good idea to contact faculty members to see if they have any open positions before you apply to VT.


25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017


Select a Major

We have 11 majors for you to choose from with over 10 options to specialize in. Select yours now and join us in bringing the future to nature.