The Fall 2019 application deadline for the Ph.D in Economics program was February 1, 2019 and the application has closed. We will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2020 cohort in the fall.
Requirements for Admission
All applicants must submit:
- The online Graduate Studies application
- GRE scores - please note that the GMAT will not be accepted
- TOEFL scores for international students
- Official transcripts for all universities attended
- Letters of recommendation
Please make sure that all details are filled out as requested on the Graduate Admissions website. This will avoid any delays or problems in processing your application.
Our admissions committee will look at all aspects of the application in order to determine an admissions decision. The size of the entering class is flexible and will vary across years. A 3.0 GPA (or U.S. equivalent) minimum is highly suggested for students applying to the program, but all applications will be given due consideration. Similarly, while there is no set GRE/GMAT minimum score, a quantitative score of at least 160 or higher is strongly preferred. Please note: Attaining these scores (or below or above these scores) NOT guarantee admission to the program.
Cohorts are admitted and begin their coursework each fall. Our program allows Fall admissions only. The deadline for applications to begin each year is February 1st prior to the August start date. Applications will be reviewed after the final deadline.
Important: International students need to apply much earlier, as processing of the I-20 forms by Georgia Institute of Technology, and subsequent visa processing in the home country, takes a fair amount of time. In order to ensure that the all documents are processed in time, we highly recommend that international students complete the application process no later than the October prior to the August start date.
Over 70% of Georgia Tech's full-time graduate students are supported by research or teaching assistantships. We do our best to provide all admitted students with funding for a minimum of four years with an option for a fifth-year of funding available dependent on availability and at the graduate program director's discretion.
For detailed information about current tuition costs, fees, and deadlines to submit payments, visit the Office of the Bursar. International students should refer to the Office of International Education website for the estimated cost of attendance that must be demonstrated to be eligible for an immigration form I-20 or DS-2019 to be issued.