No, ISyE does not allow double Master degrees.
Yes. Degree candidates must submit the Online Application for Graduation (OAG) prior to the last semester. See here: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/online-application-graduation-oag-graduate-students.
Yes, students with GRA/GTA must be enrolled as a full-time student (12+ credit hours). See here for GRA/GTA policies: http://www.policylibrary.gatech.edu/student-affairs/graduate-student-enrollment-and-employment.
ISyE personnel cannot grant permits for non-ISyE courses; each Georgia Tech School controls permits and waitlists for its courses. Please see the Departmental Contact list from the Registrar's Registration website: https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/permits-and-overloads.
See the ISyE Graduate Student Handbook for the process regarding Special Problems and Research Courses. https://www.isye.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/documents/graduate/graduate-handbook.pdf
Note: Registration for ISyE 8900 and 8901 is by permit only. Students must submit a request form no later than Wednesday of the final week of course registration. https://forms.isye.gatech.edu/
Permit requests are approved first by the faculty advisor/instructor, and second by the Director. Once the request is approved by both parties, a permit will be issued.
Letter-graded course requests are limited to 3 credit-hours, and must include a course syllabus and a document describing the course grading procedure.
Students who seek the change degree programs will not be considered or granted admission into the new program before they have completed at least one full semester at Georgia Tech. Students seeking to change primary or secondary degree programs must submit an application to the ISyE Graduate Programs Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the semester for which the change is sought.
Current Georgia Tech MS students may apply to change their major program into MSCSE-ISyE, MSHS, MSIE, MSOR, or MSSTATS-ISyE by submitting an updated CV, a statement of purpose, and at least two (2) recommendation letters from Georgia Tech faculty. These materials can be submitted directly to the ISyE Graduate Programs Manager for approval by the Faculty Lead Advisor of the ISyE degree program sought, the Director of MS Programs, and the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.
Georgia Tech students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in other schools across campus who wish to earn a secondary degree within our MSCSE-ISyE, MSHS, MSIE, MSOR, or MSSTATS-ISyE programs should apply following the same process as above with the exception of the recommendation letters. We will ask for one (1) letter of recommendation from the dissertation research advisor authorizing and recommending the admission.
Current Georgia Tech MS students interested in changing majors into MS Analytics, MS Supply Chain Engineering, or MS QCF should consult directly with the Faculty Director of the appropriate program about opportunities for the transfer.
The application for students interested in cross-registration can be found here: https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/cross-registration. Graduate students should obtain prior approval from their faculty program advisor to ensure the cross-registration course will count toward their degree.
Please note there is a separate cover sheet required for Emory cross-registration (https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/emory-cross-registration-cover-sheet).
Tuition waivers will not reflect on student accounts until the student has registered full-time. Note: there is sometimes a small delay after registering.
If you believe there is an issue with your waiver, please contact your ISyE Graduate Programs Manager.
Georgia Tech students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in other schools across campus who wish to earn a secondary degree within our MSCSE-ISyE, MSHS, MSIE, MSOR, or MSSTATS-ISyE programs should apply by submitting an updated CV, a letter of recommendation from the dissertation research advisor authorizing and recommending admission, a statement of purpose, and the Graduate Change/Add a Major form. https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/change-majorlevel-form-graduate-students
Application materials should be submitted to the ISyE Graduate Programs Manager who will seek approval from the appropriate Faculty Lead Advisor of the MS degree program and the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.
We do not grant permits to non-ISyE MS majors. Major restrictions will lift the last Wednesday of Phase II registration. If a course is full, please add to the waitlist. https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlists
Moreover, students should review OSCAR's Schedule of Classes for any course restrictions/comments. https://oscar.gatech.edu/
Non-ISyE Ph.D. students seeking a permit for an ISyE course, see here: https://permits.isye.gatech.edu/.
Students must follow the Graduate Internship Program application and approval process from the C2D2 website here: http://career.gatech.edu/graduate-student/application-process.
Students should pay close attention to their DegreeWorks record, as it can change throughout a semester. If you notice a discrepancy, or have any questions, please notify your Graduate Programs Manager in ISyE.
A Master student must have a minimum of 2.7 GPA to graduate. A Ph.D. student must have a minimum of a 3.0.
To request a course replacement students should complete and submit the Course Replacement form found at https://forms.isye.gatech.edu/. The program Faculty Lead Advisor as well as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies must approve. Students will receive an email with the outcome.
We do not overload. If a course is full, please add to the waitlist. Degree candidates and Senior PhD students are given priority on the waitlist. https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlists
A student pursuing a Master’s degree in an ISyE program who seeks admission for a follow-on Ph.D. degree from an ISyE program must follow the regular admissions process for Ph.D. programs and adhere to all stated deadlines. The application requires three recommendation letters, and it is best if one of these letters is written by the student’s prospective thesis research advisor in ISyE and expresses very strong support. Such requests will be evaluated in the same fashion as for new Ph.D. applicants and typically will not be considered until the final term of the applicant’s Master’s program. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by the usual Ph.D. application deadline, which is December 15th each year for the following fall semester. Students who apply after April 1st are generally ineligible for assistantship funding. Typically, we allow fall admission only for new Ph.D. students. In some cases, internal Master’s students may be considered to begin their Ph.D. in spring, but such applicants must come with very strong recommendations from faculty as well as a guaranteed funding position.
Verifications and Certifications should be requested through the Registrar's Office. See here for available forms: https://registrar.gatech.edu/students/formlanding/forms_records.php
See Commencement Website
Federal regulations require that all F and J student visa holders arrive to campus and complete the OIE check-in process no later than 30 days after the start of the semester. However, ISyE will consider “late arrivals” on a case by case basis. If your visa process is delayed and you need to arrive after the start of classes, please reach out to our Graduate Programs Manager and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies for further guidance.
A request for transfer credit cannot be considered until a student has matriculated into the graduate program. The maximum transfer credit allowed is up to six credit hours. Students must supply their transcript and the relevant course syllabi to the Graduate Programs Manager who will then ask the appropriate ISyE faculty member(s) for their evaluations.
Apart from the MS Analytics and MS QCF degree programs, there is not a deposit or matriculation fee required.
No. Federal regulations require that all F and J student visa holders arrive to campus and complete the OIE check-in process no later than 30 days after the start of the semester. However, ISyE will consider “late arrivals” on a case by case basis. If your visa process is delayed and you need to arrive after the start of classes, please reach out to our Graduate Programs Manager and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies for further guidance.
International students who intend to enroll at Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus and require an I-20, please note: the I-20 process cannot begin until (1) The Office of Graduate Studies has completed the verification process and finalizes your acceptance, and (2) you have accepted the offer. The ISyE Academic Office regularly monitors admissions and will initiate the new student I-20 request in iStart as quickly as possible. We understand this is time sensitive, so rest assured, we will work to move this process along as quickly as we can. Upon our initiating the I-20 request in iStart, you will be notified by the Office of International Education (OIE), prompting you to complete your portion of the request. This includes financials.
New graduate students register for classes during the Phase II registration window according to the Registrar’s academic calendar (https://registrar.gatech.edu/calendar). Just before registration begins, students will have an assigned time ticket emailed to them specifying the date/time your access to the registration system will begin.
Be sure to check your status through the official Application Status Portal regularly for any missing documents.
International admitted applicants who intend to accept the offer and enroll at Georgia Tech must submit their official academic credentials/documents as noted here: https://grad.gatech.edu/international-applicants. If you have questions regarding this after reviewing the website, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification and/or confirmation.
Yes, the new student I-20 must match the program and semester of enrollment. Please complete a new Arrival Confirmation E-form in iStart (listing Harry Sharp as Grad Coord/Advisor for the department) to let the OIE know your plans. https://istart.gatech.edu/istart/controllers/start/start.cfm
Students will receive updates throughout this process from the OIE via email.
Congratulations again on your acceptance!
As you prepare to enroll in graduate school at Georgia Tech, please review the New Student Checklist. This website includes information on things such as obtaining a GT BuzzCard, accessing your GT email, registering for classes, completing the Office of Human Resources new hire (GTA/GRA) paperwork, etc.
Because all Ph.D. students are supported financially via GTA/GRA, we are not typically able to fund MS students. Occasionally, a MS student may obtain a paid position; however; there is no formal application for this through the Academic Office. Rather, a student might approach (professionally) a faculty member he or she is interested in working with to inquire about funding. Note, this usually only happens in a student’s second or third semester, not initially.
As a new student employee (GTA/GRA), you must complete the Georgia Tech OHR onboarding process (https://hr.gatech.edu/student-onboarding). Please be sure this is done prior to the start of the semester.
Note: Students expecting fellowship payments or refunds from Georgia Tech, must sign up separately for the Georgia Tech Bursar's Office Direct Deposit process.
Tuition and fee rates for all programs are listed on the Georgia Tech Bursar’s website here: https://bursar.gatech.edu/tuition-fees. Simply click “Master & PhD Candidates” to view the breakdown of in-state and out-of-state rates. Note, full-time enrollment consists of 12+ credit hours.
Distance Learning (online) students are not required to be enrolled full-time.
For a complete list of degree program course requirements, please check the official Georgia Tech Catalog at: https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/. Your faculty advisor can answer questions regarding course selection and the program of study, but we will also address course selection and registration during our new student orientations.
The ISyE Graduate Student Handbook is also an excellent tool to reference.
Please review the step-by-step process regarding I-20 issuance on the Office of International Education (OIE) website here: https://isss.oie.gatech.edu/content/oie-process-issuing-graduate-i-20-or-ds-2019. We understand this is a time sensitive process and will work to diligently to ensure new students can apply for visas and arrive to campus on time.
We recommend adding email@example.com to your safe sender list to be sure that you do not miss any important emails from the OIE regarding your I-20.
Although you uploaded unofficial documents when you applied, you must also submit your final official transcript (and any other missing document(s) noted on your status-check) to the Office of Graduate Studies prior to the start of classes. New students can either mail the documents in or hand-deliver to the following address when they arrive to campus:
Office of Graduate Studies
631 Cherry St., Suite 318
Atlanta, GA 3033-0321
Please refer to the admission letter sent by Graduate Studies and/or the following Graduate Studies Application Materials page.
The official payment deadline for the upcoming semester can be found on the Georgia Tech's Bursar Calendar, https://bursar.gatech.edu/calendar.
Ph.D. admitted applicants who have been offered financial assistance have until April 15th to inform us of their decision, though we appreciate decisions as early as possible. MS admitted applicants should inform us of their decision as soon as possible, but no later than May 1. You may indicate your enrollment intentions by logging into your Application Status Portal and completing the Reply to Offer of Admission.
International students, please remember that we cannot begin the I-20 process until Graduate Studies has verified and finalized your admission record, and until you have accepted the admissions offer.
Each year, ISyE holds a mandatory new student orientation session for all graduate degree programs the week prior to fall classes beginning. Notification will be emailed during the summer with new student orientation details.
In addition to our ISyE new student orientation, the Office of Graduate Studies holds their own orientation session(s) and Grad Expo (https://grad.gatech.edu/orientation-gradexpo). New students are encouraged to find a session that works for their schedule and attend.