How to Apply to the ITMA Program

Here we provide some basic instructions for applying to the Virginia Tech Graduate School and the ITMA program. We recommend the fairly simple online application, and we suggest you keep this browser window open while filling out the online application so that you can refer to these instructions as needed. Below is a summary of the process:

  1. Create an account (be sure to record your user name and password). Examine the instructions.
  2. Complete the application form. You will need the username/password that you created in step one. You can save your account and access it later.
  3. Submit your application and pay the fee.

Step 1 - Creating Your Account

Access the Create Your Account form and fill it out completely. Be sure to follow the rules for creating your user name and password. VT gets a number of applicants, so don't be surprised if you need to change your user name. A new screen will present your user name and password when they are accepted. Write them down. Don't forget them.


Step 2 - Fill in the Application

The following video explains each step in the application process. You may also want to review the information on the Virginia Tech Graduate School's application page.

Part 1: Enrollment Information

Give the details of the program that you are applying for.

Important information:

  • Select Application Type
  • Please select a Program : Select "Education, Curriculum and Instruction"
  • Please select a Program Option: Select "ITMA"
  • Please select a Degree Type: Select "MAED"
  • Please select a Campus: Select "Virtual"
  • Please select a Term

Part 2: General Information Sample (Click sample to enlarge)

Give the details about yourself.

Important information:

  • International Applicants must apply using their legal name exactly as it appears on their passport.
  • Returning VT Students: Supply your VT Student ID number
  • Citizenship: Permanent Resident [PR] - (Copy of PR Registration Card Required), Non-Resident Alien - (Visa Required)

Part 3: Academic History Sample (Click sample to enlarge)

Give the details about your academic history.

Important information:

  • Use the "Search" button beside an empty field to find the college or university.
  • Enter all undergraduate and graduate education you have received.
  • Understand your right to waive access to academic records.
  • Note: GRE is not a requirement for the ITMA program

Part 4: Request for Graduate In-state Tuition Sample (Click sample to enlarge)

Give the details about your official Virginia residency.

Important information:

  • Supply two years worth of past home addresses for residency information.
  • Answer all "Yes/No" questions.
  • Check the box at the end of the form certifying the accuracy of your information.

Part 5: Immigration Instructions for International Applicants Sample

Give the details about your official immigration status.

Part 6: Supplemental Information & Certification Sample

Give the details about your intended area of concentration.

Important information:

  • Select Instructional Technology under the Learning Sciences and Technologies.
  • Take note of the addresses where you will send the required documents and official transcipts.
  • Check the box at the end of the form certifying the accuracy of your information.

Step 3 - Submitting Your Application

On Page 3, finish filling out your information and then click on "Pay, Save, and Send" if you are sure that your application is complete and accurate. Then you may select your online payment option and finish your application. Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript(s). Applicants who are accepted for admission and who decide to come to VT should then send an official transcript (showing conferral of their degree) to the Graduate School and our School of Education liaison before they enroll (addresses below).

Virginia Tech Graduate School
Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (0325)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Nancy Nolen
School of Education
105 War Memorial Hall 0313
Blacksburg, VA 24061