Graduate Application Process

Applications for admission to the School of Earth and Atmospheric Science (EAS) are submitted through Georgia Tech's online application system

To receive full consideration, please complete your application by January 1st.

We start to review applications in early January, and most admission decisions will be made by early February, but the admission process can continue until March.

Our admission process is highly competitive because the number of graduate students we can admit is limited by the availability of assistantships. Typically, we aim to admit about 10-15 graduate students per year. Admitted students will be invited to visit the School around late February or early March. The site visit program includes individual meetings with faculty and students, a tour of the campus and facilities, and social events. For details, please see Graduate Applicant Visit eas.gatech.edu\graduate\graduate-applicant-visitation

All incoming students are assigned to a temporary faculty advisor until the end of the first semester.  By the end of the semester, the student will choose the permanent advisor.  All enrolled graduate students will receive financial support (see financial assistance for details). Financial support normally comes from Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) or Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs), though students will also be encouraged to apply for fellowships (e.g., NSF, NASA).  Research, teaching, and proposal writing will be essential parts of your graduate study experience.