Grades and Credit Hours

As a master's degree student, you must maintain overall and semester grade point averages (GPA) of at least 3.0 to maintain good academic standing. In addition, the GPA for courses on your approved program of study must be 3.0 or higher. If your GPA drops below 3.0, you will be given two semesters in residence at Georgia Tech to raise your grade point average to good academic standing. Failure to do so will result in your being dropped from the program. You must earn a graduate grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher and satisfy all remaining requirements to be certified for the master's degree.

A new graduate student (unless currently enrolled as a Georgia Tech undergraduate) who participates in the Graduate Cooperative Program during his/her first semester of enrollment must register for one hour of ME 6798 (Cooperative Internship) in order to establish a record of enrollment. You must also pay the appropriate out-of-state or in-state tuition and fees.

If you complete both the bachelor's and master's degrees in the same discipline in the Woodruff School, you may use up to six credit hours of graduate-level course work in the major discipline for both degrees. To qualify for this option, you must complete the undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete the master's degree within a two-year period from the award date of the bachelor's degree.

If you are pursuing dual master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (the M.S.M.E. and M.S.N.E.) you may double count the six hours of course work used to fulfill the math/basic science minor requirement of both degrees.

In addition, the Woodruff School has a five-year BS/MS program for those undergraduate students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and wish to obtain a graduate degree. Final admission to the graduate program is contingent upon completion of the BSME degree at Georgia Tech with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  In addition, you must matriculate into the graduate program immediately (excluding summer semester) upon receipt of your B.S. degree. For details, about the BS/MS program: