Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Online

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Online Degree Overview

Dig deeper into the inherent complexity of our problem domains and the sophistication and variety of Learn methods of advanced analysis appropriate for professionals to use when solving problems. Learn to apply innovative techniques to solve problems. Develop skills pertinent to the research process, including your ability to formulate problems, to synthesize and integrate information, as well as work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 

The  George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering offers the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  

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Program at a Glance

  • $1,119 per credit hour icon

    $1,119 per credit hour

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    Top 10 University
  • 10 courses (30 credit hours) 

    10 courses (30 credit hours) 

  • 6 years to complete degree icon

    6 years to complete degree

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    100% Online


  • Admission Deadlines
  • How to Apply
  • International Applicants
Admission Deadlines

Due to program size constraints, we cannot guarantee that all applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered for admission for the applied semester. However, all qualified applicants will be considered for enrollment in the following semester.  

  • Spring Enrollment
    Application Deadline:  Oct 1
  • Summer Enrollment
    Application Deadline:  Mar 1
  • Fall Enrollment
    Application Deadline:  May 1
How to Apply

Ready to apply? You're in the right place.  Applications are accepted year-round.   

What You Need  
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:  

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. If you are admitted, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript. You will receive instructions at that time.  
  • Lawful Presence Document (U.S. Citizens Only). Applicants must verify their  lawful presence  in the United States prior to enrollment.  
  • English Proficiency (International Students Only). The  language of instruction at Georgia Tech is English. With some exceptions, international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum test scores and expectations are found on our  International Students  tab.  
  • References. You  will initiate the process through the online application by entering the name and email addresses of three references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to the recommender requesting a brief online recommendation. Please inform your references that they must submit the form for your application to be complete.  
  • Test Scores. Applicants must complete the GRE and provide official scores to Georgia Tech.*

    *GRE requirements are temporarily waived for applicants of the 2022 Spring, Summer, and Fall admission cycles and the submission of scores will be optional.  

Program-Specific Questions/Materials  

  • Personal Statements.  Describe  your specific career goals and objectives, the decision to pursue an advanced degree, and other information that may be useful to the admissions committee.   
  • Professional Resume.  A  listing of your professional experience and uploaded to the online application.  

Start Your  Application  
You can submit your application to the program at any time of the year. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact the Student Services Team.   

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Please set aside sufficient time — usually about two to three weeks — for Graduate Studies to receive and process your supporting documents. We cannot guarantee applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in time for the applied semester.  

Application Fee  
A non-refundable application fee must be paid online with a credit card or electronic check if you have a U.S. bank account. The application fee is $75 for U.S. applicants and $85 for international applicants. Your application will not be received until the fee is paid.  

Status Checking  
Once your application is completed and submitted, you may monitor its progress through CollegeNet’s  online status check system (using the same  CollegeNet user ID and password created when you applied).  

International Applicants
At Georgia Tech, you are considered an international applicant if you are: 
  • Living outside of the United States and will require an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States,
  • Living in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa,
  • Going through the process of becoming a United States permanent resident,
  • Living outside of the U.S. and planning to apply to an online master's degree program as a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident
For complete details on the admissions process for International Applicants, please review the Admissions Checklist for International Applicants provided by Graduate Education.

Cost & Aid

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Payments and Refunds
  • Financial Assistance
Tuition and Fees

Tuition                                              $1,100 per credit hour*  
Mandatory Fees**   
           Technology Fee                 $107  
           Additional Fees             Varies

*All courses will be three-credit hours. 

**Fees are assessed only for the terms in which students are enrolled in courses.

Payments and Refunds

All payments of tuition and fees are handled by the Bursar’s office. For instructions on how to pay, please visit the student payment portal.   

The Georgia Tech Bursar’s Office processes refunds via EFT, also known as Direct Deposit, Monday through Friday. Refunds and overpayments are electronically disbursed to the student’s checking or savings account and should be in the students account on the following day or sooner. You are not always eligible for a refund when dropping a course, so please read over the refund policy.  

Financial Assistance

Education Loans  
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for education loans. To learn more about graduate financial aid and loan programs, visit Georgia Tech’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  

Employer Tuition Reimbursement  
Contact your employer’s human resources department for available tuition assistance programs and eligibility.  

The Post-9/11 GI Bill  
Effective August 1, 2011, qualified U.S. veterans may be eligible to receive financial support for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and housing. Additional information is available through the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website.  

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