You needn't step foot in a classroom. All courses are online and asynchronous. There are no residency requirements. However, if you are near Northern Virginia or Blacksburg, VA feel free to use the campus resources as needed. Fuzzy slippers optional.×
The Virginia Tech VT-MIT program allows you the flexibility to complete the program at your pace. We understand the demands on your time from your career, family, and personal life. Most students choose to take one or two classes a semester. With careful planning, you may choose to accelerate your studies; up to four classes a semester are available which would be considered a full-time load. You have five years to complete your degree. Slow & steady or fast & furious. Your call.×
Foundation courses must be completed prior to taking courses that constitute different modules. Some background is necessary for these foundation courses. Specifically, the entering student is expected to have some experience programming in a modern language such as Java, C, C++, or C#.
An online course that meets this requirement is ITP 120, Java Programming I, specifically offered through Virginia Western Community College. It is tailored to VT-MIT students needing additional programming skills. See ITP120 Java Programming I for more information. This class is highly recommended for those who have no programming experience, or those who need a refresher.×
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 also holds the prestige of being one of six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College.
We welcome graduate student veterans to the Virginia Tech Master of Information Tecnology program and offer several resources to answer your questions. The Office of Veterans Service can answer questions about certification, benefits and other general questions. Virginia Tech is a top military-friendly school. In addition, we are pleased to waive the application fee for any current or retired military members. For details, please contact Terry Hinders at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your application.×
VT-MIT or MBA? How about both! Virginia Tech is pleased to offer this unique dual degree in information technology and business administration. Here's how this sequential degree offering works:
Start the VT-MIT degree, and plan your 11 courses (33-credit hours) to include up to 5 (15-credit hours) courses from your choice of the following list in your plan of study:
The 15 credits chosen from the list above can be applied toward the MBA degree. Upon successful completion of the VT-MIT program (3.0 GPA or better), you will reapply for the MBA program* as a formality (admission is guaranteed), and then complete an additional 12-courses to complete the MBA degree.
*There is not an online MBA degree option at Virginia Tech. The MBA program is offered in a face-to-face evening format at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, VA. Contact us for more information.×
The VT-MIT program welcomes international students! Please keep in mind the following:
Dedicated to its motto (That I May Serve) Virginia Tech offers the Online Master of Information Technology (MIT) Program
to prepare you to be a technological leader in your field or community. This unique interdisciplinary program is offered jointly
by the Pamplin College of Business and the College of Engineering.
Ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report, the VT-MIT program is designed specifically for you as the working professional. The flexible online format will help you to reasonably manage professional, personal, and academic priorities. You can advance your career by earning your degree from a university recognized world-wide for academic excellence.
The VT-MIT program offers eight optional areas of study (modules) to complement your foundation courses. These modules provide flexibility by allowing you to take courses from multiple modules to customize your program of study. You have the opportunity to complete up to three modules before you graduate.
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Aras Memisyazici appointed network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range. Read More
Aras “Russ” Memisyazici, current student in the VT-MIT program, has been named network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range, an effort led by a consortium of public higher education institutions from across the commonwealth to create a state-of-the-art platform for cybersecurity education.
The newly created Virginia Cyber Range will offer courseware for faculty teaching cybersecurity courses at public colleges and universities across Virginia, as well as cybersecurity training exercises and competitions for high school and college students. The goal of this effort is to revolutionize cybersecurity education within the commonwealth and position Virginia to become a leading source of critical expertise for the nation.
In his new position, Memisyazici will define needs and develop technical strategy for the Virginia Cyber Range. He will establish and lead a team to work on the research, development, and roll-out of the individual exercises and scenarios on a cloud-based infrastructure to further the range’s mission.
"I'm honored to be a part of the effort to build this new educational resource. I look forward to putting together the team and begin building the infrastructure to host cybersecurity exercises for college courses, as well as environments for cybersecurity research and competitions to meet Governor McAuliffe’s vision to make Virginia a leading source of cybersecurity talent," Memisyazici said.
Most recently, Memisyazici was senior systems engineer for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). In that role, he supported six sub-departments under the OVPRI umbrella, including the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance, as the security architect and lead systems engineer. Memisyazici earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Radford University and will finish his masters in information technology from Virginia Tech this fall.×