PhD Grades and Credit Hours

Ph.D. students must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 for good academic standing. If your overall GPA drops below 3.3, you will be given the next two academic semesters in residence to raise your GPA to regain good academic standing. Failure to do so could result in your being dropped from the program. These requirements apply to the entire graduate program and include coursework taken for a master's degree provided that a grade of C or better was included in the program of study.

Courses taken at other institutions may be included in the program of study. All or part of the courses included in the Minor Area may be taken at another institution with the approval of the Georgia Tech Graduate Thesis Office. Six hours of credit for a graduate course (at the 6000 level) taken as an undergraduate at Georgia Tech may also be included in the program of study if you graduated with a B.S.M.E. or a B.S.N.R.E. and earned an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.5.