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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Applications are submitted via the Graduate Admissions website. You are required to upload supporting documents with your application. International students are required to submit official scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and proof of financial support for the first year of study.

Our Graduate Programs

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MSBCFM

M.S. in Building Construction & Facility Management

This STEM program offers its evening students concentrations in construction, facility, and program management.
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MRED

Master of Real Estate Development

This evening program combines technology, business, and public policy to sustainably utilize land for human development.
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Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Building Construction

This STEM program in building construction combines research and theory in an applied professional field.

Application Deadlines

Each of our masters and doctoral programs have different application deadlines. Please read the following deadlines carefully and make sure to adhere to the deadline for your chosen program.

MSBCFM and MRED

  • Spring Semester 2022
    • International Applicants: September 1, 2021
    • U.S. Applicants: October 1, 2021
  • Fall Semester 2022
    • International Applicants: January 15, 2022
    • U.S. Applicants: January 15, 2022
  • Spring Semester 2023
    • International Applicants: July 15, 2022
    • U.S. Applicants: July 15, 2022

Ph.D. in Building Construction

  • Fall Semester
    • All Applicants: January 15
  • Applications for spring semester are not accepted.

Requirements and Materials for All Programs

The following materials are required for all degree programs:

  1. Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. You will be asked to provide the email contact information for 3 recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an automated email asking that they complete an online letter of recommendation for you.
  4. A copy of your transcript from each college attended since high school to be uploaded with your application (These may be unofficial copies. If admitted, you will be required to provide official copies).
  5. Official scores of GRE and IELTS or TOEFL, if applicable.

All supporting documentation except test scores are to be uploaded with your online application. If you have your paper TOEFL score report, you may upload them with your application, but you will also need to ask Educational Testing Service to send Georgia Tech your official electronic scores.

If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and you wish to claim Georgia Residence for tuition purposes, you must complete the Application for Georgia Residence Status form (included with the on-line application). Please also be prepared to upload a copy of your passport and driver's license if you are a US citizen and your Permanent Resident card if applicable.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

Georgia Tech's accepted tests and minimum score requirement for graduate admission are listed below: 

IELTS

  • IELTS ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)

TOEFL

  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 90 (each section must score 19 or higher)

Georgia Tech Language Institute English Proficiency Assessment 

  • Overall score of 3 is required to meet the admission requirements.
  • Applicants can sign up for the assessment here. The Language Institute will report the assessment results to Graduate Admissions within 2 business days from the day of the assessment.

Georgia Tech Language Institute's Intensive English Program
Applicants may also successfully complete the advanced level (700 Level) of the Georgia Tech Language Institute's Intensive English Program. The intensive English program is an 8-week program that is offered face to face five times a year.  

We recommend that you achieve acceptable scores prior to submitting your application. Scores must be no more than two years old on the day you are scheduled to begin your graduate studies. Failure to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement will impact our ability to review an application.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements
A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission.

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Management

A bachelor's degree in another field with a minimum of two years experience in a related field is also acceptable.

English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must meet at least ONE of the Georgia Tech English proficiency requirements below:

  • IELTS ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 90 (each section must score 19 or higher)
  • Georgia Tech Language Institute English Proficiency Assessment overall score of 3

GRE Requirements
For the MSBCFM, the GRE is required and is the only standardized test accepted. The minimum requirement is a score on the general test from the past five years in the 60th percentile or higher.

Essay Requirement
Two essay questions are required and are included in your online application.

  • Explain your professional/personal post-baccalaureate experience in building construction.
  • Describe how your academic or professional background will support you as you pursue a master's degree.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements
There are two routes to admission for MRED candidates.

1. A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. No work experience in the real estate development industry is required.

  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • City Planning
  • Real Estate

-OR-

2. A bachelor's degree in the following fields from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of two years' experience in the real estate development industry with two letters of recommendation from real estate professionals specifying industry competence.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Property Management

English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must meet at least ONE of the Georgia Tech English proficiency requirements below:

  • IELTS ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 90 (each section must score 19 or higher)
  • Georgia Tech Language Institute English Proficiency Assessment overall score of 3

GRE/GMAT Requirements
The GRE or GMAT is normally required; however, this requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis with appropriately documented industry experience. The goal is to provide flexibility in admissions criteria to draw a variety of students with a range of academic and work experiences related to real estate development. To apply for a waiver, please contact Laura Alger.

The minimum requirement is a score on the general test from the past five years in the 60th percentile or higher.

Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation from real estate professionals specifying industry competence.

Master's Degree Requirements
 A master's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission.

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Landscape Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Management

English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must meet at least ONE of the Georgia Tech English proficiency requirements below:

  • IELTS ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 90 (each section must score 19 or higher)
  • Georgia Tech Language Institute English Proficiency Assessment overall score of 3

GRE Requirements
For the Ph.D. program, the GRE is required and is the only standardized test accepted. The minimum requirement is a score on the general test from the past five years in the 60th percentile or higher.

Essay Requirement
Two essay questions are required and are included in your online application.

  • Explain your professional/personal post-baccalaureate experience in building construction.
  • Describe how your academic or professional background will support you as you pursue a master’s degree.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required.

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