Summer 2020 Admissions

Summer Admissions: Apply by June 12th to start grad school early

We’re excited to announce a special Summer Admissions opportunity to apply to our 30-credit hour Master of Science programs! Apply by June 12th to begin graduate studies in Fall 2020 in the M.S. in Global Media and Cultures or M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

Open to all majors:

Our 30-credit master’s degrees position you for international leadership positions in business, tech, government, non-profit, and the media industry. Complement any major with training communication, advanced language, and the “essential skills” sought by top employers.


  • MS-GMC: any major, intermediate-advanced Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish
  • MS-ALIS: any major, intermediate-advanced French, German, or Spanish
  • BS/MS-ALIS: ALIS Majors in French, German, and Spanish

Read about our language concentrations.

Application requirements: online application form, two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, official transcripts, resume/writing sample optional, $75 application fee. Georgia Tech students must have a 2.7 GPA to begin graduate studies early. MS-ALIS applicants require a 3.0 GPA in the language of focus.

Get a head start on graduate study:

Did you know that Georgia Tech undergraduates can take graduate courses during their undergraduate career?  Majors of the School of Modern Languages and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication can double-count up to six hours toward both degrees using the Graduate Course Option.  Undergraduate students of any major have the opportunity to take up to 12 hours of graduate courses while still completing their BS degree, completing up to a whole semester of graduate studies early!

Details about policies for taking graduate courses as an undergraduate can be found below and in the Georgia Tech Policy Library.

Majoring LMC, ALIS, IAML, or GEML?

You can double-count 6 credit hours toward both degrees!

The Graduate Course Option allows students completing a bachelor’s and master’s in the same discipline at Georgia Tech to use up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees. To qualify, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in their undergraduate degree and complete the master’s degree within a two-year period from the award date of the bachelor’s degree.

Opportunities for All Majors

You can take up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses as an undergraduate, and count them toward your master’s degree retroactively.

To be eligible, students should be a senior with a GPA of at least 2.7 and obtain permission from the school or department offering the course.  Students must have been in residence for at least two semesters before registering for the course(s).