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: Jan. 15
  • Final: Feb. 15

Ph.D.: January 15

Admittance Terms



  • 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


The Office of Graduate Education has prepared application instructions to help you navigate through the admissions process. View the instructions to begin your graduate education.