Program Contact

Dr. Michael Terrell
School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
D. M. Smith Building
685 Cherry St.
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345


Application Deadlines


  • Fall
    • Priority Deadline & International Students: Feb. 15
    • Space Available: March 15
  • Spring: Oct. 1


  • Fall: Dec. 15

Admittance Terms




  • Cybersecurity (Policy), Online
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability Energy and Environmental Management


  • Public Policy

Areas of Research

  • Economic Development Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Information and Communication Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy

Standardized Tests

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 80
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Paper-based: 600
    • Internet-based: 100, with minimum section scores of 19

GRE Requirements

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • General Test: Required for Ph.D and MSEEM fellowship, and Cybersecurity-Policy (Atlanta Campus) applicants only.

Application Requirements


  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Answers to the following prompts:
    • We would like to have a sense of your career goals. Please describe your ideal post-graduation placement and what you would like to be doing in that position.
    • Why is the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech for you and your career aspirations?
    • Articulate a research question agenda you are interested in pursuing during your doctoral studies.


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