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Georgia Tech College of Design announces new interdisciplinary degree

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech College of Design proudly announced its newest interdisciplinary degree, the Master of Science in Urban Analytics.

The degree is to be administered in partnership with the School of Computational Science and Engineering, the School of Interactive Computing and the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

The degree is designed for students interested in tackling urban problems through the integration, acquisition, and analysis of various forms of data. Undergraduate preparation for this degree can include a range of fields such as engineering, planning, computing, and various social science disciplines.

Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning and the director of the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization Subhro Guhathakurta said that the program stands out from all others given its strategic partnership with top-ranked programs in computing and engineering to offer this multidisciplinary degree.

“The objective is to harness Georgia Tech’s recognized strengths and expertise in data analytics to focus on the critical problems facing urban regions,” Guhathakurta said.

Meanwhile, Pascal Van Hentenryck, associate chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor in ISyE, said that there are many aspects of industrial engineering that can be applied to urban analytics.

“For example, many supply chain logistics concepts and solutions can be applied to address the inefficiencies in public transportation, accessibility, and the relationship between mobility and the built environment,” he said.

Regents’ Professor and interim chair of IC John Stasko also welcomed the new degree, saying: “One of the most exciting aspects of this new degree is the diversity of academic programs working together on this topic of urban analytics. It will unite faculty and students from across campus to work on solving many important challenges.”

Specialization within the degree is encouraged for those who want to take this new degree. The one-year program spans the Fall and Spring semesters, with a Summer workshop. Tuition estimates per semester are $7,032 for in-state students and $14,570 for out-of-state residents.

To get more information about this new degree, please visit https://planning.gatech.edu/master-science-urban-analytics/apply.

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