Admission Criteria

Preferred qualifications for admitted OMSCS students are an undergraduate degree in computer science or related field (typically mathematics, computer engineering or electrical engineering) from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; however, work experience will not take the place of an undergraduate degree. The following are required for admission:

  • Georgia Tech requires that international applicants hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution.

  • For international applicants, satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS-Academic.  Please visit the OMSCS Summary page for further information regarding our TOEFL and IELTS requirements.

Please note: Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

To be able to continue in the program after the first 12 months from your date of matriculation, you must complete a foundational coursework requirement of 2 courses with a grade of B or better. The courses that constitute “foundational courses” are designated with an asterisk and are listed on the Courses page.