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


  • Spring 2024: October 1
  • Fall 2024: March 15
  • Spring 2025: October 15


  • Spring 2024:
    • Final: October 1
  • Fall 2024
    • Priority Deadline & International Students: February 15
    • Final: March 15
  • Spring 2025:
    • Final: October 15


  • Fall 2024: December 15

Admittance Terms


Degree Programs


  • 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.

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.