Industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering are fields of study intended for individuals who are interested in analyzing and formulating abstract models of complex systems with the intention of improving system performance. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering and the mathematical sciences, the fields address the role of the human decision-maker as key contributor to the inherent complexity of systems and primary benefactor of the analyses.
Georgia Tech pursues leading-edge research with industry, government, and community partners.
At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core fields of specialization: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Machine Learning, Applied Probability and Simulation, Data Science and Statistics, Economic Decision Analysis, Energy and Sustainable Systems, Health and Humanitarian Systems, Optimization, Supply Chain Engineering, and Systems Informatics and Control.
ISyE's faculty and staff members strive to provide a world-class educational experience for the Stewart School's undergraduate and graduate students, and to forge long-lasting relationships with ISyE alumni and industry partners. If you have benefited from a connection with an ISyE faculty or staff member, feel free to take a moment to send a thank-you note to that person via this web form.
You can stay in touch with all things ISyE through our news feed, by reading one of our publications, or attending one of our upcoming events. ISyE employs some of the world’s most experienced researchers in their fields who enjoy sharing their perspectives on a wide variety of topics. Our faculty is world-renowned and our students are intellectually curious. Our alumni can be found around the globe in leadership positions within a wide variety of fields.
Can I arrive late in the semester if I’m not able to get my visa on time?
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.
Can I request transfer credit form another school?
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.
Do I need to pay a deposit or matriculation fee?
Apart from the MS Analytics and MS QCF degree programs, there is not a deposit or matriculation fee required.
How can I start the process to obtain my I-20?
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.
I am an incoming graduate student. When can I register for classes?
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.
I am an international admitted applicant. What documents do I need to submit to Georgia Tech prior to enrollment?
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 email@example.com for clarification and/or confirmation.
I have already received my I-20 but now I need to defer my admission to a future semester. Do I need a new I-20?
Students will receive updates throughout this process from the OIE via email.
I have been admitted. What are my next steps prior to enrollment?
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.
I was admitted to the Master’s program without funding. Are there any funding opportunities?
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.
My admission offer came with a GTA/GRA. How do I get paid?
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.
What are the tuition and fee rates?
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.
What classes should I register for in my first semester?
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.
We recommend adding firstname.lastname@example.org your safe sender list to be sure that you do not miss any important emails from the OIE regarding your I-20.
When and where should I send in my missing documents?
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.
When must I make my decision, and how do I inform ISyE?
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.
When will new student orientation be?
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.
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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