We're so glad that you're considering Georgia Tech for your graduate degree! Our campus community is full of graduate students who are doing amazing things both professionally and personally. For example, Tech students are always making the news — from Georgia Tech news outlets to national publications. Here are some examples from the past year:
National and International Headlines
- Scientists Created a 'Frogger'-Playing AI That Explains Its Decisions
Motherboard, April 11, 2019
- Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast
ars Technica, Feb. 17, 2019
- Wearable medical tech is about to become crucial for staying alive
Nature, Jan. 4, 2019
- Six project-management tips for your PhD
Wired UK, Jan. 3, 2019
A Few Additional Facts About Tech Graduate Students
- One third of our student body is graduate students who are enrolled in our more than 90 doctoral and master’s degree programs. (In Fall 2016, Georgia Tech enrolled over 11,000 graduate students, about two-thirds are master's students and one-third are Ph.D. students.)
- About 42 percent of our graduate students are international, hailing from more than 100 countries around the world. Visit Tech's site for Institutional Research and Planning to see a breakdown of Tech’s student enrollment by country.
- Tech is home to the recipients of several major national fellowships, including more than 100 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.
- As of Spring 2016, 3,400 grad students hold assistantships (both graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships) at Georgia Tech.
- Graduate programs include four of the largest graduate student populations in the country in the following fields: computer science, aerospace engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.
- The 2018 exit surveys for the Institute showed that more than 90% of respondents from master's programs indicated that they would recommend their program to someone who wanted to study in their field, as would about 86% of doctoral respondents.
- According to Georgia Tech’s 2018 Career and Salary Survey, median salaries for master’s recipients was $100,000, and placement of job-seeking master's recipients was about 81% percent.