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Georgia Institute of Technology

Our students prototype, invent, and experiment like no other design students in the country, because technology and research are the foundation of our creative work. We think it’s important to understand how technology enables better design, and how to fuse that technology into buildings, products, lifestyles, cities, regions, and even healthcare. Our students spend as much time in studios or classrooms as they do in the Institute’s top-tier research facilities. This is design — the Georgia Tech way.

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While many of our graduates build careers as architects, industrial designers, construction managers, and music technologists, our students are well-equipped to enter several other professions. This is because we use design thinking as a method for innovation. We use the design process to develop new technologies, anticipate the future of buildings and environments, and change the way people experience art, everyday objects, and their immediate surroundings. It’s also because we encourage our students to collaborate with their campus peers in engineering, science, computing, business, and the liberal arts.

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Georgia Tech’s College of Design has over 1,000 students in a range of disciplines. We offer the following degrees:

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Science):

  • Architecture (pre-professional)
  • Building Construction
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology

Graduate Degrees:

  • Architecture
    • M.Arch (NAAB-accredited)
    • M.S. in Architecture
    • M.S. in Urban Design
  • Building Construction:
    • M.S. in Building Construction & Facility Management
    • Master of Real Estate Development
  • City & Regional Planning:
    • Master of City and Regional Planning (PAB-accredited)
    • M.S. in Geographic Information Science & Technology
  • Industrial Design:
    • Master of Industrial Design
    • M.S. in Human Computer Interaction
  • Music:
    • M.S. in Music Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture, Building Construction, City & Regional Planning, and Music Technology

Companies that hire College of Design graduates include: Apple, Bose, Delta, Dolby, Google, Home Depot, MailChimp, and MOOG. Our graduates are also hired by large national design firms including SOM, Gensler, John Portman & Associates, and Kieran Timberlake.

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Undergraduate Admissions

For admission to our undergraduate programs, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by visiting their website <>. Please note that while a portfolio is required for the Music Technology program, it is optional for students applying to Architecture and Industrial Design. Portfolios are NOT accepted for students applying to Building Construction. For portfolio guidance, please visit the College website <<>>.

First-Year Applicant Deadlines

Application Plan Application Documents Decision

Early Action 1 October 15 November 2 Mid-December

(GA residents only)

Early Actions 2 November 2 November 16 Mid-January

(non-GA residents only)

Regular Decision January 4 January 15 Mid-March

Graduate Admissions

For admission to any of our graduate programs, please visit our School websites:

Architecture <>

Building Construction <>

City & Regional Planning <>

Industrial Design <>

Music <>