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-undergraduate-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 (pg. 8) 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 Associate Chair for
Graduate Studies. 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
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Almost all of the online courses will be designed in such way that you will not have to be present for the live presentation. We realize that many of our students are in different time zones and we intend to accommodate you all. The course(s) will either be taped ahead of time allowing you to access the video at your convenience, or the course will be recorded as it's live allowing you to access the video at your convenience.
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.
Any transfer credit must be requested in a student's first semester at Georgia Tech. 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.
No. There is no 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.
Currently, Georgia Tech is exploring various options for fall course delivery. We hope to have an on-campus presence, but we will also ensure that it will be possible to take courses remotely if needed. We will provide more details on the fall format as soon as this is finalized by Georgia Tech leadership and the Board of Regents.
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.
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.
We understand this is a very difficult and uncertain time for everyone, and we are doing our best to be as flexible as possible. Here are the options we can offer at this time:
Note, if you can not start classes in Atlanta this August, we strongly urge you to consider option 2 above, as this will enable you to at least get a couple of the courses out of the way. The I-20/Visa is not needed for an international student studying online.
International students who intend to enroll at GT’s Atlanta campus and require an I-20 please note: the I-20 process cannot begin until (1) Graduate Studies has finalized your record (their office must verify certain documents and, unfortunately, this takes some time), and (2) you have accepted the offer. Our office is monitoring admissions regularly and will initiate the new student I-20 as quickly as possible. We understand this is time sensitive, so rest assured, we will work to move this process along as quickly and as smoothly as we can. You can go ahead and provide the shipping address by filling out this form, https://forms.isye.gatech.edu/ds2019-i20. Upon our initiating the I-20 process, you will be notified by the Office of International Education (OIE) iStart system, prompting you to complete your portion of the request. This includes financials.
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.
Tuition and fee rates for all programs are listed on the Georgia Tech Bursar’s website here: https://www.bursar.gatech.edu/student/tuition/fy21_all-fee.pdf. 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. Also note that online students are not required to be full-time.
We will go over this during our new student orientation. Additionally, the faculty advisor named in your acceptance letter will reach out prior to registration with some helpful tips on courses you might want to consider and a proposed program of study plan.
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
The official and final payment deadline for the semester can be found on the GT Bursar's calendar, http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/content/bursar-calendar.
For our planning purposes, as well as ensuring we have enough time for I-20 processing, we ask that new students inform us of their “final” decision to enroll by the date listed in the offer letter. If it turns out that you require a little more flexibility, we will do our very best to work with you. We realize the current situation has made it extremely difficult to make and finalize decisions. Incoming students should notify Amanda Ford of their decision (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each year, ISyE holds a mandatory new student orientation sessions for all graduate programs the week prior to classes beginning. Due to COVID-19, we can expect this year's orientation sessions to be held virtually. In addition to our ISyE new student orientation, the Office of Graduate Studies holds their own sessions which you may choose to attend (https://grad.gatech.edu/orientation-gradexpo).
The “Complete your Decision” button will not be visible to you until the Office of Graduate Studies finalizes your admission record. Unfortunately, this process takes some time. If you know your decision, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to update your decision on our side.
Initially, the answer to this question was “yes”. However, we are creating track options for each of our Master's programs that will include an approved internship as a program requirement without increasing the required number of degree credit-hours. F-1 students that select these tracks will qualify for curricular practical training (CPT) during the semester (fall, spring, summer) of the approved internship. We believe resident students will be ready to complete an internship requirement after one semester of completed program coursework, and thus all students joining in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 should qualify for Summer 2021 CPT.