Professional Master's in Manufacturing Leadership (Online)

Now accepting applications for Fall 2023!

Online Degree Overview

Transform your career with our Professional Master's in Manufacturing Leadership (Online). You'll learn how to propel your organization forward by working on real-world problems to build your skills in operations and personnel management. Our hybrid-format blends the benefits of working face-to-face with industry experts and peers with the convenience of learning online so you can continue to pursue your degree while working full-time.

Our two-year master's program will teach you how to boost operations and performance by employing essential concepts, like sustainable system design and continuous improvement, while enhancing your ability to lead change and handle conflict.

You'll choose from one of three areas of concentration:

  • Discrete manufacturing - focusing on designing and creating products for the parts and assembly industry.
  • Forest bioproducts - concentrating on aspects of the pulp and paper industry, including biorefining pathways, new biomaterials and biotechnologies, as well as competitive analysis and forecasting.
  • Chemical manufacturing - centering on foundational technologies, emerging processes, and markets in chemical processing.

Sharpen your skills and catapult your career with the top-notch faculty, instruction, and experience that only an education from a top-ranked technology and engineering university, like Georgia Tech, can provide. 

Program-at-a-Glance

  • $1,092 per credit hour icon
    $1,092 per credit hour
  • 10 Courses (30 credit hours) icon
    10 Courses (30 credit hours)
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    Top 10 University
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    2 Years
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    Online and In-Person

Admissions

  • Admission Requirements
  • Admission Deadlines
  • How to Apply
  • International Students
Admission Requirements

Prerequisites 
For admission into the program, all applicants are expected to have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical sciences from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of a least 3.0
  • At least one year of professional work experience (post-Bachelor’s degree) in an engineering- or science-related field

Interview
You may be required to take part in a video or phone interview as part of the application process.

Online Application  
Admission is a competitive process and we carefully review all facets of your application to help evaluate your potential for success. We only being review your application once we have receive all supporting documents.

International Students  
For international graduate applicants, please review the international  student’s  tab for requirements.  

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Admission Deadlines

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

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline — including unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores (if applicable).

Fall Enrollment: 
Standard Application Deadline: Mar 1
Final Application Deadline:  May 1 

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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 (Optional). You  may choose to submit standardized test scores, most commonly GRE or GMAT. This is not required for admission into the program.  

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 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.

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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).  

Technical Requirements  
There are technical requirements for our online degree program. Please review the minimum requirements.  

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International Students

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. You are also required to submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.  

International and domestic candidates that have relocated to the state of Georgia for purposes of full-time employment, as well as their spouses, may qualify for a waiver of the non-Georgia resident portion of tuition through the Economic Advantage Program. We strongly encourage all international applicants to submit application materials early to expedite the admissions process and to confirm eligibility for the Economic Advantage Program.  

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  

Applicants must submit a valid TOEFL score if:  

  • They are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  
  • They are a citizen of a country where English is not the sole official language of instruction.*  
  • They have not successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited university in the United States.  

*Countries where English is the sole official language of instruction include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Canada — except Québec, Cayman Islands, Ghana, Guam, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, and Wales.  

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.  

Transcripts  

All applicants to the 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 
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Cost & Aid

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

Tuition                                 $1,100 per credit hour*  
Mandatory Fees*  
Institutional Fee                $172  
Technology Fee                 $107  

*All courses will be three-credit hours. 

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

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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.  

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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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Curriculum

Using multiple digital platforms and world-class instructors, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your needs and interests while tackling real-world problems.

The program not only forced me to look at leadership a little differently, but it also gave me some tools that I use to facilitate growth and learning of others.

- Eric Taylor
General Manager

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