Student Diversity 

The School of Public Policy's Masters programs have a very diverse student body, though the students share a strong analytical background. We encourage applicants to apply to MSEEM who have completed a BS degree or equivalent in any field and have an interest in the sustainability-focused public policy emphasis of our SEEM graduate program. 

Admissions Standards

The School of Public Policy reviews applications for the Masters program twice per year. The spring application deadline is October 31st, fall priority deadline is February 15th.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is waived for the 2021 calendar year with the exception of applicants wishing to be considered for a fellowship. 

In addition, international students must provide an official TOEFL score of at least 100 or an official score of 7 on the IELTS test. At this time, we accept no other English language proficiency tests.

The required minimum total score on the exams are:

  • The internet-based TOEFL exam = 90, with minimum section scores of 19 or higher on each skill area
  • The paper-based TOEFL exam = 577
  • IELTS exam - Overall score minimum of 7; with minimum section scores for reading 6.5, listening 6.5, speaking 6.5, and writing 5.5

More information on English language requirements is available from the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions website.

An introductory statistics course is a prerequisite for coursework in the master’s degree. 

The admissions standards are rigorous. It takes into account all the documents in the application that are relevant to the academic potential of the candidate. College grades, references, previous experience, and statement of interest are assessed together to determine the quality of the case for admission. 

Admissions Process

Applications are electronic and are handled through the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions System.  Items required for admission (in addition to test scores) are the completed application with essay questions, application fee, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. 



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Director of MSEEM ProgramAcademic Program Manager of SPP Graduate StudiesAssociate Director of Graduate Studies

Dan Matisoff

Ronny C. Anderson


Alice Favero


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