Doctoral Certificate in Public Policy
Consistent with the larger mission and reputation of Georgia Tech, the Ivan Allen College graduate programs are focused on rigorous professional and research practices. Advanced degree students become part of a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars who are engaged in ground-breaking research that is redefining the boundaries of liberal arts studies, often encompassing the technological and scientific realms.
Ivan Allen College master's degrees denote professional skills for industry, government, and non-profit organizations.
We maintain a small number of students in each program to facilitate close student-mentor relationships. Faculty and advisors are available to discuss your interests and help find the right program for you. Ivan Allen degree programs offer an exciting intellectual environment where students define themselves, their work and their future.
The Master of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (MS-ALIS), offered by the School of Modern Languages, is one of the first professional master’s degrees in foreign language and cultural studies in the United States. It emphasizes the real-world professional applications of language for a wide range of career paths, from communications and non-profit to business, engineering, and medicine. Find out more
Since its inception, the program has been a pacesetter for professional education in information design and raised the level of professional practice. The program at Georgia Tech offers arts and humanities-based advanced study in digital media design and critique. It is aimed at providing a principle-based education that will guide its graduates over the course of their careers in a rapidly changing technical environment.
Because of its technical and disciplinary diversity, the Digital Media program can offer students both the practical skills and the theoretical foundations they need to assume leadership roles as designers, producers, and critical analysts of digital media. Visit school
Grounded in applied economic theory and econometrics, this is a three-semester program that prepares students for professional careers in the private and public sectors as well as for more advanced training in economics doctoral programs. The program is particularly well-suited to those interested in industrial organization, technology, innovation, international trade, and economic development. Visit school
The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC) is a joint degree from the School of Modern Languages and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It prepares students to pursue professional careers that require advanced training in communication and media as well as expertise in a particular linguistic region of the world. The curriculum provides a theoretical grounding in media and cultural studies, advanced training in a critical global language, and hands-on cross-cultural experience that prepares students for the professional world. Find out more
The History and Sociology of Technology and Science master's degree program appeals to a broad range of students and professionals. Those with technical backgrounds are exposed to broad socio-historical perspectives on science and technology, while those with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences develop an aptitude for tackling scientific and technical questions. All students gain skills in social analysis and in oral and written communication, which serve to enhance employment opportunities in a variety of occupations. Visit school
Established in 1997, the Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction offers an empirical approach to digital design. This interdisciplinary, collaborative program is a cooperative effort of the the Ivan Allen School of Literature, Media, and Communication; the College of Computing; the School of Psychology; and the School of Industrial Design. Coordinated and administered through Georgia Tech's Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center, the program provides students with the practical, interdisciplinary skills and theoretical understanding they will need to become leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the computer interfaces of the future. It was the first such program in Georgia, and one of a small but growing number internationally. Find out more
The Master of Science in International Affairs program provides the theoretical and methodological skills to demystify the major issues confronting the world today. Students have the opportunity to tailor the program to their individual interests through elective offerings in the School and interdisciplinary work in economics, management, public policy, computer science, engineering, and other fields. We encourage internships that provide relevant work experience and participation in overseas programs. Visit school
The single-year MSIS offers conceptual foundations and practical policy analysis of issues related to international security. Students will be exposed to issues related to energy, the environment, information and communication technologies, space policy, disruptive technologies, intelligence, arms control, and other contemporary issues. These substantive areas reflect ongoing, evolving, and emerging technological trends and increasing concerns about a globalizing international environment and the ability to address emerging technological and political challenges. Learn More
The Master of Science in Public Policy is designed for students who enjoy integrating theory and practice, bringing together knowledge from professional and scientific fields with an awareness of how knowledge should be used. Visit school
Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer's problem, it touches multiple disciplines, careers, and nearly all aspects of society — from public policy to energy management to product design. There is an urgent need for 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Policy) is one of three tracks of study at Georgia Tech. The arrow below takes you to the overall degree description. Specific information about the Policy track in our School of Public Policy is available at https://spp.gatech.edu/masters/mscybersecurity/curriculum.
The Policy track of the Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity covers communications, information, and public policies that are important to keeping cyber systems secure. Online Cybersecurity Policy program details and applications are available through the Georgia Tech Professiobal Education website linked here. Find out more
The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management curriculum is a multidisciplinary program with courses taught in schools across the Georgia Tech campus. These include Public Policy, Business, Industrial and Systems Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Economics among others. The program features a flexible 30 credit format, with part time, on-campus, and distance learning options. Find out more
The dual MS degree program in Public Policy and City and Regional Planning prepares students for policy analysis and planning work at the national, state, and local levels. Graduates work in public, private, and non-profit settings building on the complementary perspectives and skills of the two professions. Find out more
Doctoral degrees prepare scholars for research careers in dialogue with changing technology, globalization, and the public sector. Graduates go on to careers at top-flight universities, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations.
This is the only Ph.D. program in the U.S. to focus on the common globalization and innovation issues that interconnect three key fields of economics – environmental economics, industrial organization, and international economics. The program offers specialization in each of these fields which underlie many of today's global advances and challenges. Visit school
The History and Sociology of Technology and Science doctoral degree program trains exceptionally qualified students for a variety of professional careers. Led by a multidisciplinary faculty, it encourages students to develop scholarship on important issues regarding the place of science and technology in modern human affairs. The program offers a genuinely integrative education, melding specialized study pertaining to science and technology with traditional disciplinary training. Visit school
This Ph.D. program provides an unparalleled opportunity for students with backgrounds in either politics or science and technology to deepen their understanding of international affairs through the advanced study of sub-fields such as international relations theory, international security, international political economy, comparative politics, and methods for social scientific research. Visit school
The Ph.D. with a major in Public Policy prepares students for advanced professional work or for academic careers. The doctorate degree is based on a core curriculum that stresses intellectual and methodological rigor, using the theories and applications of quantitative analysis; political, economic, and organizational analysis; research design and execution. Visit school
The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy PhD program is small and focused. Those interested in topics other than the four fields offered in the School's PhD, and those who wish to draw from the broader resources of combined faculties, may wish to consider applying to the Joint Ph.D. program offered by the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Find out more
The College offers two graduate-level certificates. These are open to graduate students in all colleges and disciplines on campus.