It could be. The M.S. in Supply Chain Engineering is a practice-focused degree and could be good preparation for Ph.D. study in supply chain applications especially for students who do not have much real-world work experience. Quantitative methods for supply chain engineering are covered in depth. However, the primary purpose of the degree is to prepare graduates for industrial practice and not for research.
The MSIE degree is earned solely through completing a set of coursework, and only offers a few courses that touch on supply chain applications of industrial engineering and operations research. It is a broader degree. The MSSCE provides depth of coverage in supply chain engineering, with a special limited enrollment set of courses. Many MSSCE courses feature class projects conducted for industry partners. Students also complete a Capstone Project experience with industry. If you want hands-on experience in your degree program, the MSSCE may be a better choice for you.
Currently, you can complete a Master's degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or Computational Science and Engineering via Georgia Tech's distance learning program. A complete list of distance learning degree programs is provided by Georgia Tech DLPE.
Most current courses are offered between 8 am and 6 pm on weekdays. While it is possible to earn an on-campus M.S. degree while working full time, it will require attending courses during the workday. Contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies for more information.
This is discouraged for new Master's students. In rare cases, some students may begin in Spring but our course sequence is designed for Fall semester entrants. Please contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies if you are interested in beginning your program in Spring semester.
Since the graduate program in the Stewart School is exceptionally large, we have adopted a policy regarding financial aid that is perhaps somewhat different than that pursued by other, smaller programs. Generally, ISyE does not offer funding support to Master's applicants, and it is rare that our faculty offer TA/RA support (especially in a student's first semester) to Master's students. Occasionally, a Master's student might be offered a paying position, but this is usually in a student's second or third semester, and students should never send mass emails to faculty soliciting financial support. Should opportunities arise for Master's students, the Academic Office will send a mass email to all students.
We currently admit students to target the following annual class size for each of our programs:
M.S. in Supply Chain Engineering: 50 students
M.S. in Analytics: 50 students
M.S. in Health Systems: 10 students
For target class sizes for the interdisclipinary M.S. in Quantitative and Computational Finance and the M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering, please consult the respective program directors.
We hesitate to provide average scores, as our admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering a student for admission. All parts of the application are considered including GRE, recommendation letters, prior academic performance (including our sense of the rigor of prior degrees and their institutions), and finally, any work experience that you may have.
We do not have a minimum, as our admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering a student for admission. All parts of the application are considered including GRE, recommendation letters, prior academic performance (including our sense of the rigor of prior degrees and their institutions), and finally, any work experience that you may have. With that said, one with a GPA below 3.0 may find it difficult to gain admission.
While work experience is not a requirement for admission, it is viewed favorably by the admissions committee when reviewing an application.
No. You can apply without having available scores, however official test scores must be received prior to officially being granted admission to Georgia Tech.
We are not able to make admissions evaluations via email. Once you complete a formal and complete application, it will be given the consideration it deserves. The admissions process will examine the applicant’s prior academic performance, including our sense of the rigor of prior degrees and their institutions, GRE scores, personal statement and recommendation letters.
Copies of your transcripts should be uploaded with your online application. If you are admitted into the program and decide to enroll, you will be required to have official transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.
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Yes, you can still apply. However, we can only guarantee a review (and decision) of an application for those who submit a complete application by the deadline.
MS in Industrial Engineering as well as MS in Operations Research are offered as Distance Learning (online) degree programs.
See here for more information on our online degrees: https://pe.gatech.edu/degrees#tab-master-of-science-degrees
Transfer credit is accepted only in rare cases, and must be approved by the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, ISyE. A maximum of six credit hours are transferrable. A transfer credit request should be submitted to the Academic Office in a student's first semester.
Our Master’s degree programs require 30 credit hours. For specific curriculum information, please review our website.
Yes, the IELTS exam is accepted. See here for score requirements: https://www.grad.gatech.edu/english-proficiency
To complete an application, please click here: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/apply-now
Technically, yes. However, an applicant can enroll in only one degree program.
Exceptions are given to applicants from countries where English is the SOLE OFFICIAL language of instruction. An applicant is also exempt if they have studied for at least one academic year at a U.S. college or university. Please visit http://catalog.gatech.edu/admissions/grad/toefl/p for further information on TOEFL requirements for international students.
For clarification on what the requirements are for international students who will need an I-20, please review the Preparation & Arrival guide under the OIE website: https://oie.gatech.edu/content/international-student-scholar-services?qt-isss_quicktabs=3&qt-isss_quicktabs_jscholar=2
Once an admissions decision has been made, you will be notified via email and will follow instructions to view. Please do not contact us asking when a decision will be made as this will only slow down the process.
Applicants should track their status through the CollegeNet online status check at: http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/status-checking
Please review the Georgia Tech English Proficiency Requirements here: https://grad.gatech.edu/english-proficiency.