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Professional + Certificate Programs

Flexible Options for Future Growth

Our professional and certificate programs are a convenient way to give your professional expertise and career trajectory a meaningful boost. Add a certificate to your existing program of study, or pursue a professional program as a part-time endeavor. 

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Graduate Programs in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Virginia Tech offers graduate programs taught by internationally-recognized faculty in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. The university's three teaching locations, in Old Town Alexandria, the Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington, and the Northern Virginia Center (NVC) in Falls Church, are all easily accessible by Metro.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies offers multiple full and part-time graduate programs:

Graduate Certificate Programs

Our graduate certificate programs prepare busy adult learners like you for an increasingly dynamic and complex world. By design, each program challenges you to explore subjects in depth and apply new concepts and skills in practical situations. Programs typically span three academic quarters, providing you with knowledge and networking opportunities to enhance your career, change your career, or develop an important personal interest.

Graduate certificates are available to both non-degree and degree students. Many students choose to begin their journey with SPIA by completing certificate programs which pack a powerful amount of content into an expedited curriculum.

Program Location(s)
Economic Development Arlington
Geospatial Information Technology Blacksburg
D.C. Metro Area
Global Planning and International Development Blacksburg
D.C. Metro Area
Homeland Security Policy Arlington
Local Government Management Online
D.C. Metro Area
Metropolitan Studies Arlington
Middle East Politics and Society Alexandria
Nonprofit and N.G.O. Management Online
Public and Nonprofit Financial Management Henrico
Security Studies Online
Watershed Management Blacksburg

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