Master of Science in Operations Research
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.
- Fall Enrollment
Application Deadline: Apr 1
- Spring Enrollment
Application Deadline: Oct 1
- No Summer Admissions
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.
- 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.
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 $75 for U.S. applicants and $85 for international applicants. Your application will not be received until the fee is paid.
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).
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.
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
Cost & Aid
Tuition $1,100 per credit hour*
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.
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.