Upcoming Deadlines:

Spring 2024:

  1. Standard Round - September 1st, 2023
  2. Final Round - October 1st, 2023

Fall 2024:

  1. Early Round - October 15th, 2023
  2. Standard Round - December 31st, 2023 *(The deadline has been extended from the 5th)
  3. Final Round (International candidates outside the US) - March 15th, 2024
  4. Final Round (US Citizens/Permanent Residents and International Students currently in the US) - May. 1st, 2024

Full-time or Part-time

Students can pursue the degree by enrolling full-time or doing the program part-time. It should be noted that there is no separate part-time or flexible evening/weekend schedule. All part-time students take classes with full-time students. This typically requires some employer scheduling flexibility since many courses are held during traditional daytime hours.

Fall vs. Spring enrollment

  • Fall
    • Traditional track -ideal for all students
      1. Completed in 1.5 years
      2. Internship in summer
  • Spring
    • Fast track -ideal for candidates with several years of directly relevant professional experience for whom an internship would not be necessary to be competitive for full-time employment
      1. Completed in 1 year
      2. No internship - take electives in the summer
    • Traditional/Extended track - ideal for candidates who plan to intern
      1. Completed in 1.5 or 2 years
      2. Internship is completed in 1st or 2nd summer*

Spring Internship Track for International Students - International Students beginning in the spring term may opt into an internship track for which an internship would be required in the summer immediately following the spring term. This allows those students to complete an internship after one semester in the program and comply with the Certified Practical Training (CPT) policy.


Application Requirements

  • Quantitative aptitude - To handle the quantitative rigor of the QCF program, you must have a working knowledge of calculus, including differential and integral calculus of one variable and multivariate calculus, fundamentals of linear algebra and linear systems of equations, differential equations, and probability and statistics. This is typically satisfied by having taken most of the following recommended courses:
    • Calculus I, II, & III
    • Linear Algebra
    • Probability & Statistics
    • Differential Equations
  • Programming experience - Programming experience is strongly preferred in one or more of the following: Python, R, C++, SAS, or other relevant languages.
  • Statement of Purpose (no more than 1 page) - Tell us why you want to study in this program, why you think you would make a competitive candidate, and how you think this program will set you up to achieve your future academic/professional goals.
  • Short-answer questions (maximum two paragraphs) - As part of the application, you will be asked to provide the following:
    1. What makes you a unique candidate for the program compared to other applicants?
    2. Describe in detail your programming experience and technical skills.
    3. Is there anything you'd like to address or highlight about your candidacy that you haven't been able to address elsewhere?
  • GRE or GMAT score
    • An official GRE or GMAT score is required. We will waive the GRE for those with a 4-year undergraduate degree in the United States with a 3.7 GPA or higher. Test scores are considered valid if submitted within five years of the exam's date. We will consider the one with the higher quantitative score if multiple scores are submitted.
    • Please use Institute Code 5248 to submit your official GRE and TOEFL (international students only) scores to Georgia Tech. If submitting a GMAT score, please use Institute Code HWK-54-37. You do not have to select a department code.
    • To schedule your exam, please visit the official GRE or GMAT websites. Additional materials may also be found to help you in your preparation.
    • Please note that it may take up to 3 weeks for us to receive your official scores, so please plan accordingly.
  • Letters of Recommendation - You will be asked to provide the email addresses of 3 recommenders. We will send an electronic form to them that they will complete. Academic and professional references are acceptable.
  • Application Fee - To apply, you will be assessed a fee of $95 for domestic candidates and $105 for international candidates. The payment may be made by e-check (US bank account only) or credit card. We do not provide fee waivers for the application to optimize our resources for currently enrolled students.
  • Admissions Interview - Competitive candidates will be emailed and invited to participate in a behavioral interview with the Associate Director. Interviews will be behavioral interview, be prepared to go over your resume, any projects, and academic history. 
  • Admissions Decision - We will do our best to release decisions within 4-8 weeks of the posted deadline for spring and 8-12 weeks after the posted deadline for fall. Your patience is much appreciated.