About Georgia Tech Professional Education


Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, allows working professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renowned technological research university. The Georgia Tech values of integrity, excellence, impact, and innovation drive every aspect of our programs. 

Located in the Global Learning Center (GLC) in the heart of Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta, and at Georgia Tech-Savannah, we offer professional development courses, certificate programs, workforce development programs, and professional master’s degrees – to advance the careers of working professionals and to support the goals of industry partners. Learners can also take Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), produced by GTPE, and Georgia Tech's online Master of Science degrees. We deliver programs in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid, to suit the diverse needs of career-focused adult learners in key industries, ranging from logistics to computing. 

GTPE also administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and manages learning-centered meeting and conference facilities in Atlanta and Savannah.

In 2016, GTPE educated more than 18,600 learners with professional development courses and programs and delivered online graduate and undergraduate courses or programs to almost 5,400 learners. In 2016, learners represented 130 countries and over 2,700 companies. Our courses and programs are offered in multiple cities throughout the Southeast and worldwide. 



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.