Robotics Ph.D. Admission Requirements



The Georgia Tech criteria used in determining each applicant’s eligibility for consideration includes:

  1. Evidence of award of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (prior to matriculation) from a recognized institution and graduation in the upper quarter of their class; students must show evidence of preparation in their chosen field sufficient to ensure profitable graduate study;
  2. GRE scores: Requirements vary based on home units. Please contact the home unit(s) for more specific details;
  3. For international applicants, satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores are 100 (Internet-based test), 250 (computer-based) or 600 (paper-based).


Students enroll for the Robotics Ph.D. Program through one of the participating units which will be their home unit:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Interactive Computing
  • Mechanical Engineering

They will indicate that they are applying for the Robotics Program through that unit by marking a check box. As minimum requirements the students must apply by the home unit application deadline and satisfy all of the specific admission requirements of the home unit. Please contact the home unit(s) directly for further information..

Final admission decisions will be made by the Robotics Ph.D. Program Committee in coordination with the home units. They will be based on a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience. Also considered is the appropriateness of the applicant’s goals to the Robotics Ph.D. Program, their expected abilities in carrying out original research, and the faculty research interests. Particular efforts will be made to recruit women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Complete the online application.