Admission into the Georgia Tech Scheller Ph.D. program is highly selective, with a limited number of offers extended each year.
Application Deadline for Fall Admission: January 6
Primary factors considered in the evaluation process include:
- Overall undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate grade point averages
- GMAT or GRE scores
- Compatible research interests with faculty
- Career interests and goals as stated in the essay
- Excellent letters of evaluation
- Appropriateness for graduate study
- Ability to handle advanced-level research
- You need a strong background in college-level mathematics, particularly knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, and statistics.
- All applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Request scores be sent directly to Georgia Tech using institution code HWK-54-07 for the GMAT and 5248 for the GRE.
- GMAT or GRE scores older than five years will not be accepted.
- Additionally, all international applicants must submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. Exceptions to the English standardized exams are listed on the Graduate Studies English Proficiency webpage.
- TOEFL scores are valid for two years and the minimum score requirement is 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT). IELTS score must be a minimum of 7. Use institute code 5248 to report test scores.
- International applicants who received a degree from a US college or university do not need to submit a TOEFL score.
The admission process to the Ph.D. program has two stages.
- First, an applicant must pass a screening by faculty in the appropriate academic area.
- Second, all members of the Ph.D. committee review the application and make a final decision on whether to admit the candidate.
Information on Institute level application fee waivers and eligibility can be found at Application Fee Waivers | Graduate Education.
Applicants must complete an essay on the following topic:
- Describe your academic interests, research interests and projects, and career objectives. Also, please discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy and provide the Ph.D. Admission Committee with any information pertinent to your application that you did not cover in the rest of the application.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation should come from individuals capable of commenting on your academic and research abilities and potential. Each recommender whose email you include in your application will be sent instructions on how to fill out a recommendation for you.
If your recommender would like to email the letter, please email the letters to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload it to your application. We also accept recommendation letters via Interfolio. Please send the attachment or link to email@example.com and we will open the file and upload the letters to your application.
You can upload all supporting documents to your online application. We will accept unofficial documents. You will be asked for official documents only if you are admitted. An unofficial transcript from the registrar of each college you attended must be submitted. These transcripts can be uploaded online or mailed to Graduate Admissions at the address provided during the application process. International applicants, in addition to submitting transcripts in their native language, must also provide:
- A copy of the English translation of the transcript
- Native language and English translation copies of documents verifying proof of their degree
Please include a copy of your most recent resume with your application package.
Please visit Graduate Admissions for additional information on the required application documents.