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Apply Now: Master of Science in Urban Analytics

Apply Now: Master of Science in Urban Analytics

The Georgia Tech College of Design is proud to announce its newest interdisciplinary degree, the Master of Science in Urban Analytics (MSUA). The School of City and Regional Planning will administer the degree in partnership with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), and School of Interactive Computing (IC).

MSUA is an academic program that falls under one or more of the approved categories from the United States Department of Homeland Security focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. STEM-designated degrees give international students the opportunity to work in the United States for an extended period beyond 12 months.

Apply for Fall 2022

The priority deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is January 15. After the January 15 deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 15.

Admission Requirements

We are looking for exceptional students with a strong interest in the application of analytics/data-science to pressing urban challenges. Minimum requirements for admission include a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), and the completion of at least one college-level course in mathematics, probability and statistics, each with a satisfactory grade of “C” or better. In addition, some basic knowledge of computer programming using a high-level language (Python, Java, etc.) is desired, but not required. Preparation for the MSUA degree can be demonstrated by past performance on appropriate coursework and/or by workplace experience as well as standardized testing. Applicants who do not meet the course requirements may be admitted with the provision they complete those requirements prior to enrollment in particular classes.

Applicants will be required to provide GRE scores (except for Fall 2022), TOEFL (for international students), academic transcripts, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.  Required scores (minimums and anticipated admissions standards) will be commensurate with each unit’s current standards for its existing master’s degree programs. As much as appropriate, there will be consistent admissions standards across students whose backgrounds are from the disciplines represented in the interdisciplinary curriculum.

GRE will not be required for Fall 2022 admissions only. However, TOEFL scores (minimum score of 100) or IELTS scores (minimum score of 7.5) will be required for international applicants.

Application Deadlines

The Priority Application Deadline for the M.S. in Urban Analytics is January 15, 2022, for the cohort starting in the Fall 2022 class. After the priority deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 15, 2022.

Picking a Primary Unit

Applicants are required to pick the Master of Science in Urban Analytics program linked to the school they would prefer as their primary unit (City Planning, Computational Science & Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, or Interactive Computing). Although students are required to choose a primary school, all students will be together as one cohort and have the same privileges and requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee information for the Master of Science in Urban Analytics is available at the Georgia Tech Bursar's web site.

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