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

Deadlines vary by home school. 

  • City & Regional Planning: February 15
  • Economics: April 1
  • International Affairs: January 15

Admittance Terms


Degree Programs

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


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.