Program Contact

Lisa Redding
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Biological Sciences
Engineered Biosystems Bldg., Rm 2009
950 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-2230


Application Deadlines


  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15


  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Most students are admitted for fall semester.


  • Fall: December 15
  • Most students are admitted for fall semester.

Admittance Terms


Degree Programs


  • Bioinformatics


  • Bioinformatics — BIOL
  • Bioinformatics — BMED
  • Bioinformatics — CHEM
  • Bioinformatics — COC
  • Bioinformatics — ISYE
  • Bioinformatics — MATH

Areas of Research

  • Algorithm & Software Development
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Epigenomics
  • Human Clinical & Personalized Genomics
  • High Performance Computing & Big Data
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Structural Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology

Interdisciplinary Programs

Standardized Tests

IELTS Academic Requirements

  • ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: Not required
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Internet-based: 100 with minimum section scores of 19

GRE Requirements

  • Varies based on home school

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Program Costs

  1. Go to "View Tuition Costs by Semester," and select the semester you plan to start. Graduate-level programs are divided into sections: Graduate Rates–Atlanta Campus, Study Abroad, Specialty Graduate Programs, Executive Education Programs
  2. Find the degree and program you are interested in and click to access the program's tuition and fees by credit hour PDF.
  3. In the first column, determine the number of hours (or credits) you intend to take for your first semester.
  4. Determine if you will pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Learn more about the difference between in-state and out-of-state. For example, if you are an in-state resident and planning to take six credits for the Master of Architecture degree, the tuition cost will be $4,518.
  5. The middle section of the document lists all mandatory Institute fees. To see your total tuition plus mandatory fees, refer to the last two columns of the PDF.