Please visit our website for information related to: Admissions, Curriculum, Specializations, Financial Support, Research Faculty, Placement, etc. https://www.isye.gatech.edu/academics/doctoral/industrial-engineering
Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose describing his or her motivation for pursuing the Ph.D. in ISyE, including a description of current research interests. Additionally, all applicants are required to submit transcripts of prior academic coursework, official GRE exam scores, and three recommendation letters.
No. All Ph.D. students studying in ISyE receive financial support in the form of a graduate assistantship. There is no separate application required. https://www.isye.gatech.edu/academics/doctoral/prospective-students/financial-support
The application deadline for our Ph.D. program is December 15. We offer fall admission only and classes begin in August. Should you require a spring start date, please contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Dr. Alan Erera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may begin your application here: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/apply-now
The best preparation for a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or Operations Research at Georgia Tech is a technical program in mathematics, industrial engineering, operations research, statistics, or computer science. Students are expected to have strong understanding of calculus, applied probability, statistics, linear algebra, and computing. Also desirable are proof-based mathematics courses.
Please see our admissions page here for additional information: https://www.isye.gatech.edu/academics/doctoral/phd-industrial-engineering/admissions
Copies of your transcripts should be uploaded with your online application. If you are admitted to the program and decide to enroll, you will be required to have official transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Atlanta, GA 30332-0321
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://www.grad.gatech.edu/international-students-toefl for further information on TOEFL requirements for international students.
Transfer credit is accepted only in rare cases, and must be approved by the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, ISyE. The review and approval process typically takes place during a student’s first semester in the program. A maximum of six total credit hours are transferrable.
Applicants should track their status through the CollegeNet online status check found here: http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/status-checking
It is common for Ph.D. students to earn a Master’s degree as they progress through their Ph.D. program of study. That is, appropriate courses taken as part of their Ph.D. program are often applied to satisfy relevant degree requirements for a single Master’s degree. The review and approval process must go through the Associate chair for Graduate Studies. Ph.D. students will not however be granted multiple Master’s degrees from ISyE.
Please refer to our ISyE Graduate Handbook.
Yes. ISyE Ph.D. students must be enrolled in the Atlanta campus.
All ISyE Ph.D. students receive some type of funding and this is typically via a graduate assistantship (GRA or GTA). Sometimes students are supported by external fellowships. Please see here for more information on support: https://www.isye.gatech.edu/academics/doctoral/current-students/financial-support
Our goal is to have all Ph.D. applications reviewed and official admissions decisions out by the end of February.
Academic recommendations are strongly preferred. We require a total of three and they should be very strong.