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What will I learn?

In response to the growing demand from nuclear industry in Virginia, Virginia Tech restarted its nuclear engineering program (NEP) within the Mechanical Engineering Department and offers graduate degrees (Ph.D, MS & MEng) in Nuclear Engineering.

The NEP faculty are engaged in different applications of nuclear science and engineering including power, security, medicine, and policy. To accomplish its research and educational mission, NEP has established collaborations with other VT programs such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Visualization, School of Public and International Affairs, and Science, Technology and Society. Several faculty from these programs are working with the NEP faculty on different educational and research activities.

Master of Science (MS) Degree Requirements

Earning an MS degree requires completing a 30 credit hour program subject to the following requirements. Except as indicated, courses must be taken for a grade, not Pass/Fail. MS students must submit a Plan of Study before completing the first semester registered as a MS student. No grade below B- is allowed for any core course.

1. Master of Science Courses: A minimum of 21 graded credit-hours of courses must be taken including the following:

a. Core Courses (15 graded credit-hours) which include four required courses and one mathematics/statistics course:

12 credit-hours of required courses:
(1) NSEG 5124 Nuclear Reactor Analysis
(2) NSEG 5204 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
(3) NSEG 5604 Radiation Detection and Shielding
(4) either NSEG 5424 Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
or MSE 5384G Advanced Nuclear Materials

A minimum of 3 graded credit-hours of a mathematics or statistics course from an approved list of courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

18 May 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 6 July 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,208.00 per year
USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

18 May 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 6 July 2022

Venue

National Capital Region - Alexandria Campus

1001 Prince Street,

ARLINGTON,

Virginia,

22203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have earned at least a 3.0-grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework for regular admission status or 2.5 GPA to 2.99 GPA for provisional admission status.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.2

TOEFL Paper 620.0

iBT 105.0

TOEFL Computer Based Test

CBT Score : 260.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Jan 05; Spring: Sep 01; Summer I: May 18; Summer II: May 18.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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