Program Contact

Office of Student Services
School of Mechanical Engineering, MRDC 3112
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405


Application Deadlines

  • BS/MS
    • Fall: May 1
    • Spring: October 1
  • M.S.
    • Fall: May 1
    • Spring: October 1
  • Ph.D.
    • Fall: January 15
    • Spring: October 1

Admittance Terms


Standardized Tests

IELTS Academic Requirements

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

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 88
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Internet-based: 94, with minimum section scores of 19

GRE Requirements

  • The requirement to take the GRE exam is optional.
  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 1502
  • General Test: Optional
  • Minimum Score required: Optional
    • Quantitative: 155

Application Requirements

Please note that entrance to our graduate programs is very competitive and meeting the minimum requirements below does not guarantee admission.

The following undergraduate degree GPAs are required:

  • At least 3.3 GPA for the Master's and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering programs

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.

Special Instructions

If you are a domestic Ph.D. applicant and you fall into either of the two categories below, please request an application fee waiver as part of your application process using the following procedure. 

Eligible Categories

  • First-generation college student. If you are a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident and neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college. 
  • Low-income/economic-need applicant. You may be eligible for an application fee waiver if you meet any of the following criteria: 
    • You have received or are eligible to receive a testing fee waiver from ETS, GMET, or IELTS,
    • You were enrolled in or were eligible to participate in the federal free or reduced-price lunch program (FRPL),
    • Your annual family income falls within the income eligibility guidelines set by the U.S. department of Education definition of "low income",
    • Your family receives public assistance,
    • You live or lived in a federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are homeless,
    • You were a ward of the state or an orphan. 

Request Application Fee Waiver Procedure

  1. Complete the entire application (including letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and unofficial test scores) up to the point of payment. 
  2. Send an email to The subject of the email should be "Application Fee Waiver request." In the body of the email, include your name, your application ID number, and the category of the fee waiver that applies to you. 
  3. If your waiver is approved, you will be provided with instructions on how to proceed.