For admission into the OMS Analytics program, all applicants are expected to have:
- An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
- At least one college-level course or equivalent knowledge in:
- Computer programming in Python at the level of CS 1301*
- Calculus and basic linear algebra**
*Even if you have experience in some high-level language -- C, C++, Java, Python, FORTRAN -- it still would be helpful to take CS 1301 (free online) prior to starting the OMS Analytics coursework.
**Applicants who lack a background in mathematics or computing may still be admitted. In these cases, students are expected either to learn the necessary materials on their own before beginning the program, or take one or more preparatory course after being admitted. If you plan to take any preparatory courses before the program begins, we recommend you provide this information in your application packet, including course information and timeframe for completion.
Applicants who are selected for admission will be conditionally admitted into the degree program and must pass the two OMS Analytics foundational courses with a grade of B or better to be fully admitted. Students do not need to take these foundational courses before registering for other core or elective courses. However, we recommend students take at least one foundational course per semester in which they are enrolled until they are fully admitted to Georgia Tech.
No applicant is automatically admitted into the program. All applications are reviewed by a faculty committee to ensure those admitted can succeed in the program.
The best advice is to build up your background knowledge in probability and statistics, computer programming, calculus, and linear algebra. If you don't have much analytics-oriented background, gaining this knowledge will give you a preview of what the OMS Analytics curriculum will be like, and help position you for successfully maximizing your learning in our program.
Official transcripts are delivered directly to Georgia Tech from your academic institution (certified PDFs or sealed, physical transcripts). Other forms or types of transcripts are considered unofficial.
You will have the option to upload additional supporting documents when submitting your online application (documents should be .pdf files). Note that if you do this, you will not need to mail your documents at this time. But if you are admitted, you will be asked to submit the official documents.
Secure electronic certified transcripts (E-transcripts) should be sent to email@example.com. This is a special e-mail address only for secure electronic transcripts delivered via National Student Clearinghouse, eScrip-Safe, Parchment, and Truecopy Credentials. Please check with the registrar or records office at your college/university to see if they provide secure electronic certified transcript service. (Transcripts sent as email attachments are not accepted as official documents.)
Any documents that are not uploaded with your online application will need to be mailed in one envelope (with the name of the applicant as it appears on the application written on the front) to Graduate Studies. Please do not staple, clip, bind, brad, or tie your documents together. Leave all sheets loose, and stack them in order. This will speed up the processing of your application. Mail all documents to:
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry St., Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321
There is no hard cap on admissions. However, Georgia Tech is limiting enrollments to 400 students per semester. This number will scale up over time.
No. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent, demonstrated academic excellence, and evidence of preparation in their chosen field sufficient to ensure successful graduate study are minimum requirements for applicants to graduate programs at Georgia Tech.
Yes. In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, students admitted to Georgia Tech must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment. Visit the Georgia Tech Graduate Studies website to learn more about the policy for U.S. and non U.S. citizens.
The OMS Analytics application will ask you to report your criminal and academic misconduct history and will be verified by Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Admissions.