Program Contact

Stephanie Niebuhr
Georgia Institute of Technology
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

Application Deadlines

  • Application deadline varies by home school with the earliest deadline of December 1.
  • Most home schools have a final deadline of December 15.

Admittance Terms



  • PhD, Machine Learning

Areas of Research

Our world-class faculty and students specialize in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Robotics
  • Deep Learning
  • Game Theory
  • Neuro Computing
  • Ethics and Fairness
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning Theory
  • Systems for Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Finance
  • Health Systems
  • Information Security
  • Logistics and Manufacturing

Interdisciplinary Programs

The Machine Learning Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary doctoral program spanning three colleges (Computing, Engineering, Sciences).  Students are admitted through one of eight participating home schools:

Admission to the ML PhD program is contingent on meeting the requirement for admission into one of these schools. It is possible that, due to space or other constraints, that you are admitted to the general PhD program in your home school but not the ML PhD program.

The ML PhD program is a cohesive, interdisciplinary course of study subject to a unique set of curriculum requirements; see the program webpage for more information.

Standardized Tests

IELTS Academic Requirements

  • Varies among home units.

TOEFL Requirements

  • Varies among home units.

GRE Requirements

  • Varies among home units.

Application Requirements

Please note that application requirements may vary by home unit, including the application deadlines and test score requirements, as well as support for incoming students (including guarantees of teaching assistantships and/or fellowships). Please review the home unit links above or contact them directly for details.


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.