The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers educational and research opportunities to graduate students in Northern Virginia (National Capital Region (NCR)). Virginia Tech's CEE Department is one of the oldest departments of Virginia Tech, and has been identified as a University Exemplary Department. The department has nearly 50 full-time faculty members, and is one of the largest Civil Engineering programs in the nation. In 2010, the department was ranked 9th in the U.S. News and World Report Survey of accredited Civil Engineering graduate programs. In the same survey, the Environmental Engineering graduate program was ranked 7th nationally.

The CEE Department in the National Capital Region is an integral part of the instructional, research, and outreach activities of Virginia Tech’s CEE Department. Faculty and research facilities are located at the Northern Virginia Center (NVC) in Falls Church, at the university facilities in Arlington, and at the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory (OWML) in Manassas.

Students in the CEE Department in the NCR take most of their courses at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, many of which are delivered from Blacksburg. Three programs are offered in the NCR:

    Contact Information
    Kathleen Hancock
    NCR Coordinator, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Virginia Tech
    National Capital Region
    7054 Haycock Road
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Phone: (703) 538-3760
    Fax: (703) 538-8450
    Contact email: ncrcee@vt.edu