Program Contact

Vince Pedicino
School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
781 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0610


Application Deadlines


  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents
    • Priority - Jan. 15
    • Space Available - April 1
  • International Applicants (including those residing in the US)
    • All applicants - Jan. 15.
      • This deadline date is the latest that we will accept applications. However, it is strongly recommended that international students residing in and outside the United States submit their applications as early as possible.


  • All applicants - Jan. 15

Admittance Terms



  • Master's, International Affairs, Science and Technology
  • PhD, International Affairs, Science and Technology

Areas of Research

  • International Relations
  • Theory and Strategy
  • Globalization and Development
  • Empirical Research Methods and Modeling
  • International Security
  • Security and Data

Standardized Tests

IELTS Academic Requirements

  • Have scores sent to Georgia Institute of Technology, "Graduate"
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • ≥7.5 Overall and a 7 on each section

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 88
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Computer-based: 250
    • Paper-based: 600
    • Internet-based: 100, with minimum section scores of 19

GRE Requirements

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 1901
  • General Test:
    • Master's – Recommended but not required. For consideration, applicant must submit Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing scores.
    • PhD – Required of all applicants. All applicants must submit scores for the following three parts: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing.
      • Minimum Score Required: 
        • Verbal: 164
        • Quantitative: 156
        • Analytical Writing: 4.0

Application Requirements


  • Three Letters of Recommendation


  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • A twenty- to thirty-page writing sample (solo authorship) that demonstrates research and writing ability on an advanced level


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.