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: June 1
    • Spring: Nov. 1
  • M.S.
    • Fall: May 1
    • Robotics Fall: Feb. 1
    • Spring: Oct. 1
  • Distance Learning M.S.
    • Fall: May 1
    • Spring: Oct. 1
  • Ph.D.
    • Fall: Jan. 10
    • Spring: Oct.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 temporarily waived for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 applicants.
  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 1502
  • General Test: Temporarily Waived
  • Minimum Score required: Temporarily Waived
    • 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
  • In general, international students pursuing a terminal M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering will not be admitted, with three exceptions:
    • Students who are applying to study at the Georgia Tech Europe campus.
    • Students who are Fulbright Fellowship awardees (or with fellowships from their home countries that pay tuition and fees along with a stipend for living expenses).
    • Students who graduated with the B.S.M.E. from Georgia Tech.

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. 


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.