Virginia Tech


The Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP) at Virginia Tech was reestablished in 2007. Between 2007 and 2013, NEP awarded over thirty graduate Certificates in Nuclear Engineering (NE), and offered a few undergraduate introductory courses. In 2013, NEP received approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for offering the only MS and PhD degrees in NE in the State of Virginia. Currently, NEP includes 4 core faculty and 8 affiliate faculty, and is searching for new faculty. Thus far, the program has awarded two PhD’s and two Masters degrees in NE. For further information, please visit

Additionally, to offer nuclear engineering education in the national capital region (NCR), Virginia Tech has established the Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab (NSEL) at its Arlington Campus, Virginia Tech Research Center. NSEL assembles faculty members from various departments and schools within VT and beyond to engage in diverse applications of nuclear science and engineering including nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, radiation diagnostics and therapy, and nuclear policy. For more information, please visit