Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Graduate School Policies
Master's degrees
Master’s degrees may be thesis or non-thesis and this is specified on the Plan of Study at the time the plan is submitted. For departments where the non-thesis option is available, a master’s degree candidate is allowed to change from the thesis to the non-thesis option (or vice versa) only once. A change between thesis and non-thesis requires the filing of a Thesis Option Change form http://graduateschool.vt.edu/content/dam/graduateschool_vt_edu/GAAPforms/Thesis_Option_Change_Request.pdf