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Military Benefits

In holding true to our motto of Ut Prosim "That I May Serve", Virginia Tech has a long, rich history of serving the educational needs of the military. Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech remains one of three public universities in the country with both an active corps of cadets and civilian lifestyle on its campus. It is also holds the prestige of being one of six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College.

Contact the Office of Veterans Services to learn more about the veterans educational benefits available to you, including tuition incentives and application fee waivers.

Why pursue a graduate degree?

A veteran speaks…

"As a military veteran, retired business executive and somebody who received his Masters of Business Administration at age 58, I have strong feelings about why college is important for veterans. Higher education is about foundations. While military experience provides much in terms of leadership training, team building, and skill acquisition, it generally does not provide the theoretical foundation of a particular discipline whether it is engineering, history, or in my case, communications. And that foundation is what allows the graduate to think "outside the box," or strategically. In my field, it allowed me to adapt to new media such as social networks. Strategic thinking is critical in order to see the forest and not just the trees. The theory and the degree will serve as an important foundation as you build your career."

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Michael N. Kilpatric
Retired, Vice President,
Corporate & Investor Relations
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Military Friendly Icon Virginia Tech is among the top 20 percent of higher education institutions for supporting military connected students and their families, and has been consecutively recognized as a Top Military-Friendly School, by Victory Media

Approved SARA Institution

As a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) since January 2015, Virginia Tech affirms its commitment to ensure that courses and programs offered through the SARA initiative provide high-quality opportunities that can help students reach their goals. Learn more about student benefits on the NC-SARA site.

SREB's Electronic Campus

Virginia Tech welcomes students of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. For more information on specific Virginia Tech online or blended programs, please visit our degree or certificate pages. Access in-depth information on Virginia Tech processes and procedures on our resources page.

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