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Technology Requirements

All students at the Virginia Tech Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy Program are required to be able to use the following resources and technological equipment:

  • University systems such as HokieSPA, Graduate Student Services, Canvas, Virginia Tech email, digital library
  • Specific software required for some courses (e.g., SPSS)
  • Virginia Tech 4-Help (IT help services)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Video recording equipment in the Center for Family Services

Students enrolled in Practicum are additionally required to be able to use:

Technical Training

Training and information about these technological resources can be found below, with the exception of the clinical equipment used in the CFS. Training on the CFS video recording equipment and Titanium can be found in the CFS Policies and Procedures Practicum Guide which is available to current students.

Northern Virginia Center Resource Center Library

The Northern Virginia Center Resource Center is both a library branch and a support center for students and faculty in the National Capital Region. The facility is located on the first floor of the Northern Virginia Center. Services provided by the library include: Research and reference assistance, Computer Lab, Printing and copying, Group study rooms, Faxing, Study and work space, and more.

Graduate Student Services Office

The GSSO are in Rooms 405, 407, 409, and 411 of the Northen Virginia Center. All registration for Virginia Tech classes is done on the web through the Hokie Spa student system. However, student support personnel are available to assist you with first time registration, if needed, and with any registration problems that you might have. Some of the services they provide include:

  • Change of status
  • Plan of study review
  • Processing graduate school forms
  • Registration assistance
The Student Support Office may be reached at:


Textbooks for the courses in this program can be purchased on


Canvas is Virginia Tech's new learning management system (LMS). Canvas has a user-friendly online environment, and can easily connect instructors and students both in and out of the classroom.

Hokie SPA

Hokie SPA (Student Personal Access) is a tool for students, faculty and staff that allows you to view academic, financial and other pertinent information about your relationship with Virginia Tech. To access Hokie SPA, go to:

Student Software

Purchase student versions of software directly from the university. Go to:

Virginia Tech 4-Help (Computer and VT Account Help)

Your one stop computing resource site for Virginia Tech. Contains help articles, announcements, and computing service status updates. Go to:

Virginia Tech - Northern Virginia Center Facilities

The office of Facilities is the primary resource to the 14 departments at this location for scheduling graduate semester courses in our 19 classrooms. Facilities also schedules conferences, seminars, and special events for on-site departments within Virginia Tech's National Capital Region.