Admissions & Financial Aid

Georgia Institute of Technology and the College of Computing admit students based on a comprehensive evaluation of each applicant’s achievements, aptitude, and potential for growth. Graduate applicants apply directly to the College of Computing through the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Studies. Students interested in studying CSE should review the CSE Programs and Academics pages to determine the program, home unit, and requirements they are seeking to apply.

Admissions Requirements

Interested in applying for the CSE M.S. or Ph.D. program? Submit an application through Georgia Tech admissions and be sure to designate a home unit. The application deadlines vary across the home units. Please review the home units for corresponding deadlines before submitting.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test scores are optional for applications to the Computational Science and Engineering and CS Ph.D. programs but required for applications to the Computational Science and Engineering M.S. program.

For M.S. in CSE, the application deadline for the home unit of School of CSE (in College of Computing) is February 1.

For Ph.D. in CSE, the application deadline for the home unit of School of CSE (in College of Computing) is December 15.


Application Fee Waivers

CSE will waive the application fee for the Computational Science and Engineering graduate program for a limited number of applicants who attend an in-person or virtual CSE recruiting event or information session. To be considered for an application fee waiver, please complete the form here at least one week before your application deadline. The form will ask the following:

  • Academic program level (PhD or MS) and home unit to which you are applying.
  • Copy of your resume and/or unofficial transcript.
  • Statement explaining why the Computational Science and Engineering graduate program at Georgia Tech is a good fit for your academic and research goals. (max 100 words)
  • Date of the CSE recruiting event you attended. (Note that if you attend Georgia Tech’s Virtual Graduate School Showcase on October 20th, you must have attended the CSE recruiting session at 10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT to be eligible).

Fee waiver requests will be considered on a rolling basis. We regret that we may not be able to provide waivers for all requests and that we cannot provide waivers for applications to any program other than Computational Science and Engineering. The request for a waiver will not affect admissions decisions.

Note that we cannot provide fee waivers for any reason other than participation in a recruiting event or informations session. If you did not attend a CSE recruiting event or information session, please check here to see whether you may be eligible for an Institute-level fee waiver through the Office of Graduate Eduction.

If you are applying for an application fee waiver, do not pay the application fee until you receive a response, as refund requests may be difficult to process.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial aid provides support for students to help meet the costs of obtaining a Georgia Tech education. There are a number of ways you can receive financial aid, including fellowships and grants, research and teaching assistantships, federal and private loans, and federal work study.

Research Assistantships
Ph.D. students receive tuition and a stipend from participating in government-funded research grants.

Email the Academic Program Coordinator