Program Contact

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


Application Deadlines

  • Official - January 1
  • Space Available - May 1

Admittance Terms



  • 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)

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.


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.