Professional Master's in Applied Systems Engineering (Online)
For admission into our applied systems engineering program, all applicants are expected to have:
- A bachelor’s degree in math, hard science (like biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) or engineering from an accredited college or university
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Five years of technically relevant professional work experience (which may include internships, technically-related summer and/or part-time positions, as well as participation in a cooperative education program)
You may be required to take part in a video or phone interview as part of the application process.
Admission is a competitive process and we carefully review all facets of your application to help evaluate your potential for success. We only begin reviewing your application once we have received all supporting documents.
For international graduate applicants, please review the international student’s tab for requirements.
Upon submission, only complete applications are forwarded to the admission committee for consideration. This means English Language Proficiency is satisfied, all academic history transcripts are present, and three recommendations are submitted. Although applicants can submit with these requirements unmet, they must be satisfied by the final application deadline to ensure your application can be considered for admission to your desired Fall start semester.
Standard Application Deadline: March 1
Final Application Deadline: May 1
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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 (if living in the U.S.). Applicants must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment.
- English Language Proficiency. All applicants must satisfy this requirement before their application is considered for admission. U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents can satisfy the requirement with their lawful presence document. All other applicants should refer to the English Language Proficiency requirements.
- References. You will initiate the process through the online application by entering the name and email addresses of three references. Once entered, an email is sent to your recommender requesting they submit the electronic recommendation in support of your application. Please inform your references that they must submit the form for your application to be complete.
- Test Scores (Optional). You may choose to submit standardized test scores, most commonly GRE or GMAT. This is not required for admission into the program.
- Statement of Purpose. 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 or Curriculum Vitae. No format preference. This should be the same as used when applying for work.
Start Your Application
You can submit your application to the Master's in Applied Systems Engineering program at any time of the year. If you have any questions during the application process, please check our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Student Services Team. We also have an instructional guide to help navigate through the online application process.
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.
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 $95 for U.S. applicants and $105 for international applicants. Your application will not be received until the fee is paid.
Once your application is submitted you should monitor its progress, as well as the submission of recommendations and supporting documents, using the Status and Checklist tabs of your application portal.
There are technical requirements for our online degree program. Please review the minimum requirements.
Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live.
The admissions criteria applied in evaluating international applicants are essentially the same as those for U.S. citizens. All application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, must be submitted online and in English.
English Language Proficiency
Please refer to the English Language Proficiency requirements to learn how international applicants can satisfy the requirements. You should know how you are satisfying this requirement before you submit your application, as we cannot consider your application for admission while this requirement remains unmet, and fees paid by you will not be refunded if you are unable to satisfy the requirement after application submission.
TOEFL scores are valid for two years and the minimum required total score on the exam is 100 for the internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT). For more information about these tests visit the ETS official TOEFL website.
All applicants to the PMASE Program must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study. We're unable to make exceptions to this policy.
The Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents. Official transcripts and degree documents must be submitted at the time of application and the Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office will evaluate them.
The Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office requires the following documents from international applicants:
- Official native language transcripts
- Official English translation of the native language transcript
- Official native language degree documents
- Official English translation of the native language degree document
Cost & Aid
Tuition $1,100 per credit hour*
Institutional Fee $172
Technology Fee $107
*All Master's in Applied Systems Engineering courses will be three-credit hours
*Fees are assessed only for the terms in which students are enrolled in courses.
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.
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.
You get hands-on experience with working in teams and everything you learn is directly applicable, like tools and skills that help you organize complex problems and evaluate different options and how they will impact engineering and the system as a whole down the line. The take-away is something that can be applied in all sorts of career paths.