Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry Street, Room 318, Atlanta, GA 30332
Atlanta, GA 30332
(404) 894-1610
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Georgia Institute of Technology, better known as Georgia Tech, was established in 1885 to meet the educational needs of a population facing the beginning of an industrial economy. Today, with more than 20,000 students, it is consistently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 public universities in the United States. Georgia Tech founded its distance learning department in 1977 to provide graduate and noncredit professional development opportunities for off-campus students. Currently, more than 600 students are educated through distance learning each year through a variety of master’s degree programs and online courses for professional development.

Programs Offered

At Georgia Tech, degrees can be earned in 36 undergraduate majors, 47 master’s programs, and 30 doctoral programs through the colleges of architecture, computing, engineering, liberal arts, management, and sciences. Georgia Tech also has a Distance Learning and Professional Education unit that offers online master’s degrees, online noncredit professional development courses, and more than 100 semester-based credit courses. Students can choose from nine graduate programs in a variety of engineering specialties as well as information security, medical physics, and operations research. All graduate engineering and computer science programs are consistently ranked among the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report’sannual rankings, many of which have online options. For example, the School of Engineering’s Graduate Program is ranked 4th in the country for 2012, with the following individual program rankings – industrial and systems engineering 1st, computer engineering graduate program 7th, and the aerospace engineering graduate program 4th.


Georgia Tech is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Specialized accreditations include those from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications.


Graduate admissions are conducted on a rolling basis. Students who desire to earn a master’s degree online through this institution must meet graduate admissions criteria. Applicants must have graduated in the upper half of their class and achieved satisfactory scores on the GRE. They also must be able to provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree earned from a recognized institution and evidence of preparation in their chosen field of graduate study. Along with a completed application and official transcripts, a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation must be submitted. Final admissions decisions are made based on academic degrees and records, test scores, relevant work experience, and the appropriateness of the applicant’s goals.


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