Graduate Admissions


Prospective students may apply for admission to either Spring or Fall semesters, although nearly all students begin in the Fall, and we strongly encourage all prospective students to apply for admission to the Fall term. Spring admissions will be considered only for the PhD and MS degrees in Math, not other multidisciplinary programs housed in the School.

Deadline for Fall 2021 admission is December 20, 2020; and the deadline for Spring 2021 admission is October 1, 2020. A list of current deadlines is also maintained by Georgia Tech's Graduate Studies Office.  Beginning in Spring 2022, MS Math is the only program that will consider Spring admissions.

Applications received past the deadlines may be considered, but to receive full consideration, especially for Institute -and internal- fellowships, applications need to be submitted by the due dates.


The basic requirements for applying to our graduate programs are as follows:

Bachelor's degree

To be eligible to apply to any of the graduate programs in the School of Mathematics a student must receive a 4 year bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning before enrolling. The degree should be in mathematics or a related subject including at least a year of advanced mathematical study beyond calculus and beginning linear algebra.


For Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admissions, the School of Math will waive the requirement of the GRE General Test for all applicants, and the Subject Test of the GRE (in Mathematics) will be optional for all MS and PhD programs



International students whose native language is not English must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Recommended TOEFL scores are at least 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or 96 (internet based). The internet TOEFL based score is preferred by us, and we consider all four parts of the test. Exemption: Applicants who have been enrolled as students in the US for a year or more are exempted from taking the TOEFL / IELTS exam.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 must be remitted with your application. NEW: In order to promote more diversity within the PhD applicant pool, the School of Math will waive the PhD application fee for members of underrepresented groups in mathematical sciences who are US citizens or permanent residents (Green card holders). To apply for a PhD fee waiver, please send a copy of your resume or transcript to In the message, please mention your citizenship and the aspect of your identity that is underrepresented (such as gender or racial/ethnic group). We recognize that diversity comes in many forms, and can also grant a limited number of waivers due to financial hardship. Requesting a fee waiver will have no bearing on admission decisions.


Office of Graduate Studies

All applications are handled through the Graduate Studies Office of Georgia Tech. Please refer to this site for application forms, instructions, application's FAQ, as well as a wealth of other information and useful resources about Georgia Tech and Atlanta. [Please be aware that the system will let you enter your application even after the nominal application deadline.]


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