Graduate Academics

Dozens of degree options and a focus on interdisciplinary research make the College of Engineering an ideal setting for graduate studies.

An Engineer's Guide to Graduate School

Engineers who want to pursue more education to further their career are faced with the option of earning an advanced engineering degree. Ultimately, the choice depends on the individual and their career aspirations.

Download the eBook to hear from more engineers who were faced with the same decision. You’ll gain valuable advice on what to consider when planning your future.

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Laurence Jacobs, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Graduate Programs

For students who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree and are still yearning to learn more, research more, and discover more, Georgia Tech is the ideal setting for graduate studies.

The College prepares graduate students for diverse careers in research, management, development, consulting, higher education and other fields. Home to 23 master's programs and 18 doctoral programs, the College offers top-caliber labs and abundant research opportunities, ensuring students complete their degrees with the experience they need.

Recruitment and financial aid for our graduate programs are generally handled through our individual engineering schools (listed below) and their graduate programs, although a range of fellowships are offered through the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Studies.

Aerospace Engineering

The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering boasts one of the oldest and largest aerospace programs in the country.

Biomedical Engineering

The Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is equally part of the Emory School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering communities.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

With some of the country’s best labs, the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is known for producing research that addresses the biggest problems facing our world.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best programs of its kind in both graduate and undergraduate education.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Georgia Tech has a top electrical and computer engineering program, and graduates are recruited to work in diverse industries like energy, robotics, manufacturing, autos, and computing.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial engineers are constantly looking for ways to make things work better and more efficiently. The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the country’s top-ranked place to study it.

Materials Science and Engineering

At the School of Materials Science and Engineering, faculty offer research expertise in all forms of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, fibers, composites, nanostructures, and bio-enabled/biomimetic materials.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are the foundation of today’s technological world. Mechanical engineering, the first degree program at Georgia Tech, is consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering

The Nuclear & Radiological Engineering (NRE) and Medical Physics (MP) programs are an integral part of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

grad student and professor

Machine learning and AI bring hundreds of grad students to the College every year. 

researcher in a lab

The College offers cutting-edge research centers and labs, as students pursue their graduate studies. 


The teamwork at Georgia Tech is second to none. Scientists and engineers from various research areas, students, and partner organizations work together to find answers to some of society’s most challenging questions.

With incredible labs and industry-leading faculty, it is no surprise that research at Georgia Tech makes the news routinely.

Researchers in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at Georgia Tech.