Graduate Program

Welcome to the Graduate Programs at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. The master's degree in mechanical engineering was authorized at Georgia Tech in 1922; the first degree was awarded in 1925. The doctoral program in mechanical engineering was established in 1946; the first Ph.D. in mechanical engineering was awarded in 1950. The first Ph.D. was awarded to a minority student in 1984 and the first Ph.D. in mechanical engineering was awarded to a woman in 1987.

Established as Georgia Tech’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France, Georgia Tech-Lorraine offers an additional opportunity to earn part or all of an MSME degree or PhD degree from Georgia Tech, and a Master’s degree from our European partner schools.

The Graduate Handbook provides outlines the Woodruff School's procedures for graduate students to receive a degree. A full PDF version of the handbook can be downloaded here: PDF iconGraduate Handbook PDF
You should carefully read the Georgia Tech Catalog and this Handbook for Woodruff School Graduate Students. If you have a question that neither the catalog nor this handbook resolves, please contact:
 
G.W. Woodruff School Graduate Program
 

Admissions
Information on how to prepare and submit an application to the graduate program. Different program options are listed.

General Information
Important websites, academic staff’s contact information, financial aid, fellowships, school policies, and FAQs.

Master's Degree Program
Requirements for the various master’s degree options, orientation, degree checklists, information on: advising, the program of study, courses, thesis process, deadlines, and applying to graduate.

PhD Degree Program
Requirements for the various PhD degree options, degree checklists, information on: advising, the program of study, courses, qualifying exams, thesis process, deadlines, and applying to graduate.

Courses
Registration information, lists of graduate courses, special problems courses, samples of programs of study, information on transfer credits.

Support and Services
Information and links to the following: student life and services, ME student groups, accidents and injuries, office space, computers and networking, shops, laboratories and equipment purchases, and graduate student travel.

Forms
Links to all required forms for graduate students including program of study, thesis approval, degree petitions, etc.

Thesis Announcements
Upcoming and past master’s and PhD thesis proposal and defense presentation dates and location. Link to submit an announcement for a thesis presentation.

Graduate Handbook PDF
Download the entire graduate handbook in a single pdf file.