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Georgia Institute of Technology: A Leading Technology and Research University

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Industrial Engineering graduate program in the nation, U.S. News & World Report

Master of City and Regional Planning program in the United States, Planetizen

Among best public universities in the country,U.S. News & World Report

Computer Science graduate program in the nation, U.S. News & World Report

Among the world’s top 100 universities, Times Higher Education

• Aerospace Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Aerospace Engineering—Online Degree (MS)
• Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (PhD)
• Analytics (MS)
• Applied Physiology (PhD)
• Applied System Engineering (PMASE)
• Architecture & City and Regional Planning—Dual Degree (MArch/MCRP)
• Architecture (MArch) (PhD)
• Architecture (MS)
• Bioengineering (MS) (PhD)
• Bioinformatics (MS)(PhD)
• Biology (MS) (PhD)
• Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
• Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID)
• Building Construction (PhD)
• Building Construction and Facility Management (MS)
• Business Administration (MBA)
• Business Administration—Global Business (MBA)
• Business Administration—Management of Technology (MBA)
• Chemical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Chemistry (MS) (PhD)
• City and Regional Planning (MCRP) (PhD)
• City and Regional Planning & Civil Engineering—Dual Degree (MCRP/MSCE)
• City and Regional Planning & Law—Dual Degree (MCRP/JD)
• City and Regional Planning & Public Policy—Dual Degree (MCRP/MSPP)
• Civil Engineering (MS)
• Computational Science and Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Computational Science and Engineering—Online (MS)
• Computer Science (MS) (PhD)
• Digital Media (MS) (PhD)
• Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MS) (PhD)
• Economics (MS) (PhD)
• Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Electrical and Computer Engineering—Online Degree (MS)
• Engineering Science and Mechanics (MS)
• Environmental Engineering (MS)
• Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS)
• Health Systems (MS)
• History and Sociology of Technology and Science (MS) (PhD)
• Human-Centered Computing (PhD)
• Human-Computer Interaction (MS)
• Industrial Design (MID)
• Industrial Engineering (MS)
• Industrial Engineering—Applied Statistics Track (PhD)
• Industrial Engineering—Supply Chain Engineering Track (PhD)
• Industrial Engineering—Systems Informatics and Control Track (PhD)
• Information Security (MS)
• International Affairs (MS)
• International Affairs, Science, and Technology (PhD)
• International Logistics (MS)
• Management (MS) (PhD)
• Mathematics (MS) (PhD)
• Materials Sciences and Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Mechanical Engineering (MS)
• Medical Physics (MS)
• Medical Physics—Online Degree (MS)
• Music Technology (MS) (PhD)
• Nuclear Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Nuclear Engineering—Medical Physics Option (PhD)
• Nuclear Engineering—Nuclear Enterprise Management Option (PhD)
• Operations Research (MS) (PhD)
• Operations Research—Online Degree (MS)
• Paper Science and Engineering (MS) (PhD)
• Physics (MS) (PhD)
• Prosthetics and Orthotics (MS)
• Psychology (MS)
• Psychology—Cognition and Brain Science (PhD)
• Psychology—Cognitive Aging (PhD)
• Psychology—Engineering Psychology (PhD)
• Psychology—Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD)
• Psychology—Quantitative Psychology (PhD)
• Public Policy (MS) (PhD)
• Public Policy—Joint Degree with Georgia State University (PhD)
• Quantitative and Computational Finance (MS)
• Quantitative Biosciences (PhD)
• Robotics (PhD)
• Statistics (MS)
• Supply Chain Management (MS)
• Urban Design (MSUD)

From unique degree programs and interdisciplinary research opportunities to active connections to industry and government through alumni, research, and off-campus work opportunities, there are plenty of reasons why Georgia Institute of Technology is an ideal place to pursue a graduate degree. 

A diverse student body 
In fall 2015 Georgia Tech welcomed a record-breaking total of more than 9,892 new and current graduate students to campus (62% are pursuing their master’s degrees, and 38% are pursuing PhDs), which is about one-third of the entire student body. The graduate student population is a diverse one. For example, about 42% of graduate students are international, hailing from more than 100 countries around the world.

Georgia Tech is also home to a number of resources to support diversity, including the Office of Disability Services, Office of International Education, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Veterans Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, and OMED (which supports underrepresented groups on campus). 

Life at Tech
Georgia Tech is located in Midtown Atlanta, one of the city’s most energetic and vibrant neighborhoods for business, culture, education, and entertainment. And Atlanta is headquarters for dozens of Fortune 1,000 and more than 10 Fortune 500 companies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. 

The city is also known as a southern hot spot for music venues, theaters, museums, parks, and hundreds of restaurants. When you want a break, you can find mountains, lakes, campsites, and hiking trails within an hour’s drive—and convenient access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport makes the whole world just a flight away. From enjoying a sweet potato biscuit at Highland Bakery to joining one of the numerous student organizations open to graduate students, there are plenty of experiences to enjoy on campus.

For example, through the Arts@Tech initiative (, there is a range of opportunities for enjoying and participating in theater, music, poetry and literary arts, and visual and digital arts. 

When it comes to athletics, Georgia Tech’s NCAA Division I program is one of the oldest and most renowned in the country, and the extensive array of intramural sports offers opportunities for year-round athletic competition.

Picking your program
Georgia Tech is home to more than 90 doctoral and master’s degree programs. These programs include the first accredited online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) that students can earn exclusively through the massive open online course (MOOC) format—and for a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.

Degrees are offered through the College of Design, College of Computing, College of Engineering, Scheller College of Business, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and College of Sciences. There are multidisciplinary degrees offered across colleges and other degrees via distance learning. (For more degree information, visit

Programs vary greatly in size, with enrollments ranging from 15–600 students. They include three of the largest graduate student populations in the country in the following fields: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Reputation for research
Georgia Tech’s graduate students are engaged in a variety of research topics.

As part of its unique innovation ecosystem, Georgia Tech has developed Interdisciplinary Research Institutes that bring together a mix of researchers—spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs—around the following core research areas: big data; bioengineering and bioscience; electronics and nanotechnology; energy and sustainable infrastructure; manufacturing, trade, and logistics; materials; national security; people and technology; public service, leadership, and policy; renewable bioproducts; robotics; and systems. For more about research at Georgia Tech, visit

Experience beyond the classroom
Georgia Tech’s Graduate Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program was established in 1983 and is currently the largest in the United States for science and engineering academic programs. This program provides graduate students with the opportunity to work with industry and government leaders in their respective areas of study. Some examples of co-op employers that have worked with Georgia Tech students include Google, GE, and Intel.

Paying for graduate school
About half of Georgia Tech’s graduate students are employed as graduate research or teaching assistants (GRAs or GTAs), including four out of five doctoral students. GRAs provide hands-on research experience and usually an opportunity to learn teamwork. GTAs provide an opportunity for students to develop teaching skills in apprenticeship with a member of the faculty.

Georgia Tech is also host to students who hold a large number of individual fellowships, including more than 100 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.



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126 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Aerospace Engineering            
Atmospheric Science              
Biomedical Engineering              
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Cell & Molecular Biology              
Chemical Engineering              
Civil Engineering                
Cognitive Psychology                
Cognitive Science                
Computer Science            
Computer Security                
Electrical Engineering            
Environmental Engineering            
Environmental Science              
Evening MBA Programs                
Evolutionary Biology              
Executive MBA Programs                
Experimental Psychology                
General MBA                
History of Science & Tech              
Human Factors Psychology                
Human Physiology                
Industrial Design                
Industrial Engineering              
Integrative Marketing                
International Affairs              
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Human Resources                
MBA - Information Systems                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA - Non-Profit Admin                
MBA - Operations Management                
MBA - Organizational Studies                
MBA - Real Estate/Insurance                
MBA - Sustainability                
MBA - Technology                
Marine Science              
Material Science              
Mechanical Engineering            
Media Studies              
Medicinal Chemistry              
Nanoscience & Technology              
Nuclear Engineering              
Organizational Psychology                
Psychology - General                
Public Policy              
Quantitative Psychology                
Structural Biology              
Supply Chain Management                
Systems Engineering                
Urban Design                
Weekend MBA Programs                
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