Program Contact

Anna Traykova, Advisor
Michael Elliott, M.S. Director
Elora Raynmond, Ph.D. Director
College of Design
Georgia Institute of Technology
245 Fourth St. NW, Arch E Rm 204
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155


Application Deadlines


  • Funding: January 15
  • Final: March 15


  • January 15

Admittance Terms


Degree Programs

  • Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)
  • Ph.D., City and Regional Planning

Areas of Research

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental and Health
  • Global Development
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Land Use Planning
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design

Standardized Tests

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: Not required
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Internet-based: 100 with minimum section scores of 20

IELTS Academic Requirements

  • ≥ 7.5 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)


  • Optional for MCRP
  • Required for Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: Not required
  • Recommended Scores for MCRP and Required Scores for Ph.D.:
    • 150 for Verbal Reasoning
    • 150 for Quantitative Reasoning
    • 4.0 Analytical Writing

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Supplemental Essays
  • (For Ph.D. Only) Writing Sample

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.