Admissions Requirements

Applications for the MS-GMC and MS-ALIS are accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of January 15th. International students are strongly encouraged to apply by this deadline to allow sufficient time for obtaining a U.S. visa. The final deadline for application is March 1st.

Students may apply to both the MS-GMC and MS-ALIS. If you are interested in being considered for both programs, please create and submit an application to each degree program individually through Georgia Tech admissions. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider a student for a degree program if no application has been submitted to that specific program through Georgia Tech admissions. Additionally, you are welcome to indicate your interest in both degree programs in your statement of purpose.

To get started, click the link below and create a username and account with Georgia Tech Admissions. 

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Online Application

MS-GMC Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose (4000 characters)
  • Official Transcripts from B.A./B.S. degree
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (contact info)
  • Government issued ID
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • TOEFL score (international students)
  • Intermediate-mid level proficiency in the language of focus (ACTFL standards)
  • Language Proficiency Interview (post-submission, see below)
  • $75 application fee

MS-GMC is approved by the Board of Regents and is pending SACSCOC approval.  Applications are being accepted; however, offers of admission will be made after SACSCOC approval is granted.
 

MS-ALIS and BS/MS-ALIS Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose (4000 characters)
  • Official Transcripts from B.A./B.S. degree
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (contact info)
  • Government issued ID
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • TOEFL score (international students)
  • Intermediate-high level proficiency in the language of focus (ACTFL standards)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 in the language of focus
  • Language Proficiency Interview (post-submission, see below)
  • $75 application fee (waived for BS/MS-ALIS applicants)
     

Optional Supplementary Materials

The absence of optional materials will not adversely affect your application.

  • Language proficiency records: Language proficiency will be evaluated via online interview after submission, but you are free to add additional test scores if pertinent.
  • Portfolio Sample: You may upload material to provide additional context for the committee, such as a writing sample or multimedia link.
  • GRE Scores: GRE scores are not required for these programs.
     

Eligibility Requirements

  • Accredited Bachelor's Degree
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • TOEFL score 90+ (international students)
  • MS-GMC:  Intermediate-mid level proficiency in the language of focus
  • MS-ALIS:  Intermediate-high level of proficiency in Spanish
  • MS-ALIS only:  3.0 GPA in Spanish

Students may be enrolled in a degree program at another university while also being enrolled in this program.
 

Language Proficiency Interview (online after submission)

person completing a video interviewLanguage Proficiency will be evaluated via self-paced online interview after applications have been submitted. You will receive an email prompt from Georgia Tech Admissions, which will allow you to log in to complete the video interview. Interviews include questions in the target language and in English and are suitable to be completed by both language learners and native speakers. They should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and do not require advance preparation. Interviews are an opportunity to showcase your abilities in both English and the Target Languages. 

 

Additional Information

Statement of Purpose (Required):  Describe what makes you suited to this program. What training/education do you have in this area? What particular abilities or skill-sets do you possess? What topics or questions are you particularly interested in investigating during the degree? How does this degree fit into your overall professional and academic goals? Maximum of 4000 characters (pasted directly online).

Language Proficiency Information (Optional):  After submission, all applicants will be invited to complete an online video interview after the application has been submitted, but you may choose to provide additional information about previous tests or other assessments you have completed.

Portfolio Sample (Optional): If you would like to share any materials from previous courses that can demonstrate your experience with global studies, media, writing, communication, cross-cultural analysis, or other areas related to your graduate and professional goals, you may upload them in Supplementary materials. These may include a writing sample in English (10-20 pg), a writing sample in the target language (5-10 pg), or a multimedia sample. Video essays may be submitted as links in your document.

Letters of Recommendation (2 required):  The application will request contact information for two letters of recommendation.  Please submit names and email addresses for these individuals.  They will be contacted with a prompt to upload their materials.  It is a good idea to give recommenders at least two weeks to submit their letters, so we suggest getting started early to create your account and submit recommenders' contact information.

Letters of recommendation should be 1-2 pages, written by a teacher, adviser, or employer who can provide a broad evaluation of the applicant's academic potential, motivations, and interests.  One letter should come from a language instructor or an individual who can directly address the applicant's language skills; the other does not need to do so.

 

Funding Information

  • Learn more about FLAS fellowships for M.S. candidates through the Atlanta Global Studies Center.
  • We are actively pursuing new funding opportunities for graduate students.  Please keep an eye on our Funding and Fellowships page for updates.

Financial Resources:

 

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For more information about Georgia Tech's graduate admissions process, visit http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/apply-now

SACSCOC Block


  The MS-GMC has been approved by the USG Board of Regents and is pending approval of our accrediting body SACSCOC. Applications are being accepted; however, offers of admission will be made after SACSCOC approval has been granted.