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Graduate Program

We’re home to one of the world’s first Ph.D. programs in Engineering Education, and we also offer a certificate for students from other VT graduate programs who are planning a career as an engineering educator. 

Become a leader in innovation and catalyst for change in society through research in the exciting field of engineering education. Our cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program allows you to tailor your curriculum and your research to prepare you in achieving your goals in engineering education.

Engineering Education graduate students and Ph.D. alumni smiling together at the 2022 ASEE conference

Our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is popular with students from across the College of Engineering. Requiring 12 credits, the certificate is complementary to graduate study in a traditional engineering discipline and serves to brand the recipient as someone who has made the decision to learn more about the education of engineering students. The certificate is also complementary to the Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate offered by the Graduate School in the sense that with careful selection of electives, students can earn both certificates at the same time.