Grad FAQ - What is the Graduate Cooperative Education (Grad Co-op) Program?

Graduate Co-op at Georgia Tech is an innovative approach to experiential learning.  The program was established in 1983 and is currently the largest graduate co-op program in the United States in which students of all majors are eligible to participate.  The program provides all graduate students the opportunity to work with industry and governmental leaders in their respective areas of study.  Students receive approval from their major school to work full or part-time assignments during any semester.  Graduate Co-op students may not work more than two consecutive full-time semesters before returning to school for classes.

There are no fees associated with the Graduate Co-op Program.  Students are enrolled through their registration in a 12 audit hour graduate co-op course.  This permits students to retain all privileges of full-time enrolled students while on work assignments.  The Graduate Co-op Program is available to masters and doctoral level students who are in good standing and maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA.