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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+
6k+ learners take hybrid professional master's and online master's degrees.
350+
350+ courses and certificate programs offered in STEM and business fields.
12k+
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.

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MEET OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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.
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    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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Blog

Blog

Stories, opinions, and events from our hub in Atlanta's Tech Square, Savannah, and beyond.
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Higher Education's Lesson from the EU
Written by Milton L. Mueller...
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Not Your Grandfather's Graduate Degree
Samantha Campo was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey with no formal education in computer science....
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Georgia Tech Creates a Cybersecurity Master's Degree for Less Than $10,000
ATLANTA – August 9, 2018 - The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online cybersecurity master’s...
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Flipping the Script on Flipped-Classroom Syllabi
In this article in Inside Higher Education, published on August 8, 2018, Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning...
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First Manufacturing Leadership Certificate Graduate Shares His Experience
For manufacturing professionals aspiring to be leaders, the Manufacturing Leadership Certificate offered by Georgia...
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New Language App Helps with Business Communication
Georgia Tech’s Language Institute, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), has launched...
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Georgia Tech to offer certificate program in Peachtree Corners
Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson is presented with the Peachtree Corners' key to the city by mayor Mike Mason....
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GDPR and the Blockchain
In this article, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research at GTPE and director of educational innovation at the...
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Rethinking Higher Education
This summer, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research at GTPE and director of educational innovation at the Center...
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New Partnership Aims to Advance Logistics Industry in Georgia
On July 31, the Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Center of Innovation...
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10 Tips to Help You Succeed as an Adult Learner
Adult learning is no walk in the park. Going back to a formal learning environment can be daunting for working...
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Q&A with New Academic Director of Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership
Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) has appointed Krista S. Walton, Ph.D. as academic director of the...
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Additional Information

Accreditation
Accreditation

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

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. Additional information can also be found on the SACSCOC website.

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 establish 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
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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