About Us

Inspire to innovate. Empower to learn. Enable to succeed.

Defining 21st Century Learning for Professionals

From personal enrichment to career advancement, we believe lifelong learning is the vehicle of individual progress. As an academic unit of Georgia Tech, we give professionals — and the organizations they help power forward — multiple pathways to the world-class offerings at Georgia Tech. By leveraging our legacy as a technology, business, and innovation leader, our learners are evolving, adapting, and advancing at every stage of their careers.

6k+ learners take hybrid professional master's and online master's degrees.
350+ courses and certificate programs offered in STEM and business fields.
12k+ guests and over 180 events at The Global Learning Center per year.
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World Class Education

Get the best of both worlds — academic rigor and hands-on practical training.



Our executive leadership team works closely with the Dean, Dr. Nelson Baker, to provide strategic counsel as well as oversight of the division's academic programs, business operations, development, learning systems, and student affairs.
  • Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
    Dean, Professional Education

    Dr. Nelson Baker is the dean of GTPE and associate professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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  • Yakut Gazi, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean, Learning Systems

    Dr. Yakut Gazi joined GTPE to lead initiatives in creating and delivering world-class content across a variety of media to learners across the globe.

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  • Stephen Harmon, Ed.D.
    Associate Dean, Research

    The appointment of Dr. Stephen Harmon marks a unique collaboration between GTPE, C21U, and the College of Design, the three units he serves.

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  • Diane Lee
    Executive Director of Georgia Tech-Savannah

    Diane Lee manages the daily campus operations while working with regional community and business leaders to assess the educational needs of Coastal Georgia.

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  • Leo Mark, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean, Academic Programs

    Dr. Leo Mark collaborates with faculty and the Georgia Tech community to develop world class academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional education.

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  • Patrice Miles
    Assistant Dean, Business Operations

    Patrice works to align the division's business objectives with academic programs, while creating and sustaining effective processes to support customer service.

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What We Offer

We offer professional development courses, certificate programs, and online master’s degrees to career-focused individuals in STEM, business, and leadership fields worldwide. We are a proven partner for organizations, providing training on site to help shape their workforce and solve relevant real-world problems. Our programs are engaging and rigorous, and include the technological and educational excellence that have earned Georgia Tech an international reputation.

What We Offer

Where We're Located

Most in-classroom courses and programs take place at the Global Learning Center (GLC) in the heart of Tech Square - Atlanta's thriving innovation community. The GLC is our home and the facility of choice for corporate meetings, conferences, and other events. We also have a satellite campus at Georgia Tech-Savannah that includes fully equipped classrooms and meeting facilities offering video conferencing and streaming technology.

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Stories, opinions, and events from our hub in Atlanta's Tech Square, Savannah, and beyond.
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Defense Technology Instructor at GTPE Wins Educator of the Year Award
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Growing Through The Stages
For most working adults, ongoing professional education is a fact of life. Today’s workers, regardless of experience,...
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Dean's Speaker Series Presents "Reimagining Education"
GTPE is proud to announce that Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX | Professor, MIT, will be Dean Nelson Baker's next guest in...
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Women in Tech
Margaret Loper, Myrtle Turner Harris, and Barbara Fox, research scientists at Georgia Tech Research Institute and...
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Collaborative Artwork Makes a Splash on Campus
Bobby Strickland with the finished Make a Splash piece, now on display in the lobby of the Counseling Center. Photo...
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Alsim Presents to Georgia Tech on Simulation in Flight Training
Aviation Pros: ALSIM was invited to present at an online seminar for Georgia Tech’s Professional Master’s Degree in...
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From Dishwasher to Software Engineer
If only I could have a computer. These are the words that changed Esterling Accime’s life forever. This wish – and an...
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Hot New Programs We Love
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Top 10 Reasons to Keep Learning in 2018
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Reach for the Stars in 2018
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2017: The Year of the MOOC
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are taking the education world by storm. These flexible online courses are...
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Top Courses You Loved in 2017
More than 26,000 professionals come to GTPE each year to receive their continuing education and the options have...
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Additional Information

Accreditation & Impact

The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or website for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

NC-SARA Approval

The Institute has been approved by the state of Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

Impact Reports

Georgia Tech Professional Education has been serving working professionals' and industry partner education needs on behalf of Georgia Tech for over 100 years, including offering Distance Learning starting in 1977. Our annual Impact Reports showcase our growth and success stories advancing the people and organizations we serve.

View the 2017 FY Impact Report

View the 2016 FY Impact Report

View the 2015 FY Impact Report

View the 2014 FY Impact Report 

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