Program Contact

Graduate Admission
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0340


Application Deadlines

January 3

Admittance Terms


Degree Programs

  • Master's, Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • PhD, Earth and Atmospheric Science

Areas of Research

  • Astrobiology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols and Clouds
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate, Oceanography, and Weather
  • Cryospheric Science
  • Solid Earth Science
  • Paleoclimate
  • Remote Sensing
  • Space and Planetary Science

Standardized Tests

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 71
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Internet-based: 90, with minimum section scores of 19

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement - Answer the following questions:
    • Please describe any scientific, professional, or community-building skills you have developed (through course, employment or other activities) that are relevant to your potential to succeed in the PhD/MS program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. (300 words)
    • Describe your future educational, scientific, and career goals, and how you think the PhD/MS program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech will help you achieve those goals. (300 words)

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.

Special Instructions

It is important that prospective students contact potential advisors to determine if their research interests and backgrounds are aligned well before the application deadline.