Master's Programs

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.

Masters Majors

  • The Master of Science in Applied Language 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. In addition to rigorous training in advanced-level language and cross-cultural communication, students have the opportunity to go abroad to study, do research, and complete for-credit internships. Students graduate with a professional portfolio in the language of concentration, positioning them to pursue a range of internationally oriented career paths.

  • 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.

  • 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 Professional Education website

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The one-year collaborative degree combines courses in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of City and Regional Planning, and the School of Economics, and will provide students with skills necessary to work in the global development field, including infrastructure provision and emerging market investment opportunities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The MS IAST program offers students the conceptual foundations and practical policy analysis of issues at the intersection of international politics, science, and technology. With increasing concerns about a globalizing international environment and the ability to address emerging technological and political challenges, this master’s degree is timely.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Tech’s online Master of Science in International Security (M.S. ISEC) will familiarize you with global international security challenges, the influences that drive formulating and implementing security policy, and how to apply research skills to address international affairs problems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.