Prospective Students



At Georgia Tech, about 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.) 

And our student population is a diverse one. About 42 percent of our graduate students are international, hailing from more than 100 countries around the world. (To see a breakdown of Tech’s student enrollment by country, click here.) 

Here are a few additional facts to know about graduate students at Tech: 

  • 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 2016 exit surveys for the Institute’s doctoral and master’s students indicated that about 86 percent of master’s respondents would recommend their program to a friend or relative, as would 84 percent of doctoral respondents.
  • According to Georgia Tech’s Spring 2016 Career and Salary Survey, median salaries for master’s recipients was $90,000 compared to $75,000 in Spring 2011.