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Master’s Degree applicants are typically only admitted for Fall semester, due to prerequisite courses offered only during Fall semester. Students are not generally admitted for the Summer semester.
Most funding is awarded to those entering in the Fall semester. A very limited amount of funding, if any, is available to students entering in the Spring semester.
Applications for admission to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) are submitted via Georgia Tech's online application system.
Here you can:
- Apply online. The application does not have to be completed in one session. You can save your information and complete it at a later time. Applications cannot be printed or sent via mail.
- Find additional information such as where to send supporting materials and school codes for GRE and TOEFL tests.
- Pay your application fee electronically.
Supporting materials should be sent after you have completed the online application to the address provided in the online application system (not directly to CEE). All applications and supporting documents become the property of Georgia Tech and will not be returned or duplicated for any purpose outside Georgia Tech.
Only complete application packages received by the specified deadlines are guaranteed full consideration by the faculty. If you are applying to multiple schools at Georgia Tech (in addition to CEE), a separate application must be submitted to each school.
A group of faculty members from your discipline of interest evaluates applicants based on all materials submitted. You can request that your application is evaluated by additional discipline groups once the initial group has issued its decision.
The following application materials are required to be submitted by all graduate applicants.
Submitted via online application:
- Application Form: This is a standard application for all prospective Georgia Tech graduate students.
- $50 Application Fee (non-refundable): Payment is made at completion of online application. The application fee cannot be waived or deferred.
- Application for Georgia Residence Status: You must complete this form only if you claim Georgia residency. Georgia residency implies you have lived in Georgia for at least 12 months, with a primary purpose other than attending an educational institution in Georgia. The residency decision is made at the Institute-level (not by CEE). Residency is unlikely to have a bearing on your admission to the graduate program, but it will affect the tuition fee required as an enrolled student.
- Personal Statement: The Personal Statement is your opportunity to clearly establish professional interests and career objectives, and to state your reasons for wishing to pursue your discipline of interest in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, as opposed to another university. It should also discuss your background, including past research and professional experience, unique aspects of your academic record, honors, memberships and extracurricular activities. Be sure to mention any specific needs such as financial support or admission to the Spring or Summer semester. You are allowed approximately 300 to 400 words (maximum of 4,000 characters).
- Recommendation Letters: Your application package must include three letters of recommendation. After submitting your application online, you will receive instructions for electronic submission of letters, which you can forward to your references. The letters of reference represent key sources of information for evaluating Faculty members. Select references who know your strengths, interests and abilities to excel in academic and professional environments. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, at least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member who supervises your work.
Sent via mail as supporting materials:
- Official Transcripts: Official, unopened transcripts are required from each college/university attended. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Georgia Tech students are not required to submit official transcripts.
- Official Test Scores: If the scoring agency does not send your official test scores to Georgia Tech, you must enclose an official copy of your score reports.
- (Optional) Resume: You may also enclose a resume or curriculum-vitae. This is not required, but may be used to concisely document your background and credentials including research experience, fellowships and any scholarship applications you may have in process.
- (International applicants only) Information from citizens of countries other than the U.S.: International applicants must complete the Non-Citizens form and include financial documentation showing support for their first year of graduate study. Please contact Student Services for estimated costs. Higher amounts of support documentation are required for those who will be accompanied by their spouse or child(ren). Financial documentation consists of a letter from the source of the support, stating their willingness and ability to supply sufficient support, and a statement from a financial institution which shows that adequate funds are available.
Note, we must follow minimum values set by Georgia Tech. Read more on our average scores here [jump to scores of incoming students].
- GRE Test Scores: Official score reports will be sent directly from the testing agency to Georgia Tech. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants. To schedule the computer-based version of the GRE, call 1-800-GRE-CALL. Georgia Tech's Institute Code for GRE registration is R5248, and CEE's department code is 1102.
- TOEFL: Before an application package is reviewed by the faculty, a passing TOEFL score must be on file. Georgia Tech's Institute Code for TOEFL registration is 5248, and CEE's department code is 65.
- If you know your test scores when completing the application, note them in the space provided in the application form. Initial application processing may begin while awaiting official score reports, which may take several weeks.
- International applicants who have attended a U.S. college/university for at least one academic year will not be required to provide a TOEFL score. However, a transcript from the U.S. college/university must be provided to qualify for this exemption.
Additional resources for prospective graduate students are provided below:
- Financial Assistance: This Georgia Tech office is responsible for graduate financial aid and scholarships.