Certificate applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent of a US four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution, and must have been accepted (or are currently enrolled) in a degree-granting graduate program at Virginia Tech.
A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required to apply for the graduate certificate. Students who wish to apply to pursue the certificate should contact the program director, Dr. Susan Duncan and Dr. Andrea Dietrich (WI IGEP Program Directors and certificate coordinators). The applicant must have approval from WI IGEP Directors and agreement from a WI IGEP faculty mentor who are different from applicant’s home department for the 5974 Independent Study. A formal request for admittance identifies and confirms the approval from applicant’s WI IGEP research mentor (5974 Independent Study) and from applicant’s thesis/dissertation advisor. Application for admittance includes the application for certificate (application form), letter of approval from thesis/dissertation advisor, letter of agreement from WI IGEP faculty mentor, CV, statement of interest, official transcript, GRE score report, and graduation certificates of baccalaureate degree or the equivalent of a US four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution (all materials can be submitted as electronic version).
To apply, please send all the required materials to Dr. Aili Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org).