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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, an incubator for teaching and cutting-edge research for more than 50 years. Our goal is for you to experience our vibrant and welcoming academic community first hand.

  • We are part of the comprehensive and highly-ranked College of Engineering and collaborate extensively on transdisciplinary research and education initiatives across the college, university, and at other institutions.
  • Our faculty and students occupy space across several buildings on the Blacksburg campus, including Torgersen Hall, the new Data and Descision Sciences Building, and the new Gilbert Place building.
  • We offer graduate programs in the Metro Washington, D.C., area with campuses in Falls Church and Arlington that include 14 faculty, six staff, and more than 300 graduate students.
  • Our department is the leading participant in Virginia Tech's new Innovation Campus, set to open soon in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Our six-person IT staff supports extensive computing resources that serve our teaching and research programs.
CS Fact Sheet -Fall 2023.pdf

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Growth opportunities

Virginia’s Amazon HQ2 win spurred a $1.1 billion state investment in higher education focused on computer science called the Virginia Tech Talent Investment Program.

More than a dozen higher education institutions across the commonwealth, including Virginia Tech, are working to collectively produce 32,000 graduates in computer science and related fields. Our university is receiving the biggest share of these funds, including support for major new infrastructure and significant faculty growth in Blacksburg and in the Washington, D.C., metro area. 

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