Program Contact

Anna Traykova, Academic Advisor
Bruce Stiftel, Program Coordinator

School of City and Regional Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology
245 4th St. NW, Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155 USA

Whitney Buser, Associate Director of Academic Programs
Usha Nair-Reichart, Director of Master's Program

School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Old CE Building, Suite 208
221 Bobby Dodd Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0615 USA

Vince Pedicino, Associate Director
Anjali Thomas, Global Development Program Coordinator

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Habersham Hall
781 Marietta St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 USA

Application Deadlines

Priority Consideration: January 15

All Applications: March 1

Admittance Terms



Master's, Global Development

Interdisciplinary Programs

A joint master's program in Global Development is offered by the School of City and Regional Planning, School of Economics, and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. When applying, you must select a home school from one of the three schools. 

Standardized Tests

IELTS Academic

  • Have scores sent to Georgia Institute of Technology, "Graduate"
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • ≥7.0 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)


  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Minimum Score Required with minimum section scores of 19


  • Institute Code: R5248
  • The GRE general test is recommended but not required

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Interest
  • Official Transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants



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.