Degrees & Courses

Graduation

WHICH DEGREE PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Undergraduate Degree Chart

Degree Description Contact Locations Credit Hours
Environmental Policy and Planning This degree is designed to provide an interdisciplinary framework to view complex environmental problems and develop enduring solutions. Students will gain knowledge and skills needed to function as policymakers, planners and more. Dr. Ralph Hall
rphall@vt.edu
Blacksburg 120
Smart and Sustainable Cities This degree is designed to teach the dynamics of urban change across time, space, and place. It focuses on sustainable urban development, smart technology and urban analytics, ultimately to enable students to create solutions for the cities of the future. Dr. Ralph Hall
rphall@vt.edu
Blacksburg 120

Graduate Degree Chart

Degree Description Contact Locations Credit Hours
Master in Public Administration This degree is designed to prepare students to lead and manage in public service through classroom and applied learning in quantitative methods, management, and policy analysis. Dr. Karen Hult
khult@vt.edu
Arlington
Blacksburg
Richmond
39
Master in Urban & Regional Planning This degree prepares students to be professional planners who can address the economic, environmental and social consequences of growth and change, and to be leaders who foster a more just and sustainable world. Dr. Ralph Buehler
ralphbu@vt.edu
Arlington
Blacksburg
48
Master in Public & International Affairs This degree prepares professionals to reach next-level engagement with national and international actors and understand the impacts and evolving challenges of globalization. The regional politics of the Middle East, post-Soviet Eurasia, and Latin America are analyzed in particular. Dr. Giselle Datz
gdatz@vt.edu
Arlington 36
Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, & Globalization

This degree prepares the next generation of leaders and scholars with truly global perspectives on government, corporate and non-profit sectors.

Two concentration tracks: (1) Governance & Globalization (GG) (2) Urban & Environmental Design & Planning (UEDP)

PGG-GG
Dr. Giselle Datz
gdatz@vt.edu

PGG-UEDP
Dr. Steve Hankey
hankey@vt.edu

Arlington
Blacksburg
90
Ph.D. in Public Administration & Public Affairs This degree prepares professionals and scholars with leading analytical and academic skills to promote good governance and advance capable and ethical public service. Dr. Karen Hult
khult@vt.edu
Arlington
Blacksburg
90