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2018 Focus Program at Georgia Tech

Invitation by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Focus is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.  Focus Scholars are juniors and seniors while Focus Fellows are doctoral students nearing the completion of the Ph.D., or newly minted Ph.D./Post-Docs. Participants come from across the nation to visit Georgia Tech’s campus on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (January 11-14, 2018). All accepted scholars will receive paid accommodations, meals, and transportation subsidies. Although the formal application deadline for travel stipends and participation has passed, consideration is still being given to persons who submit immediately at http://www.focus.gatech.edu

Benefits of Focus

  • Learn first-hand about Georgia Tech's graduate degree programs.
  • Hear about financial resources and opportunities for advanced study and research
  • Visit academic units, meet with faculty and tour research laboratories.
  • Obtain assistance with the graduate school application process.
  • Network with more than 100 scholars with similar interests.

Why Georgia Tech?

  • #7 best Public University in the Nation (US News & World Report)
  • #1 producer of minority recipients of Engineering PhDs; including, #1 producer for African-Americans; #2 for Hispanic-Americans; and #1 producer of Asian-Americans.
  • The Nunn School offers unique concentrations in Cybersecurity (jointly with Computer Science) and Science and Technology Innovations in International Affairs

About the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

The Sam Nunn School is part of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech.  The School offers graduate studies that focus on the intersection of science, technology, international relations, and policy. The Nunn School integrates Georgia Tech's cutting edge technological resources with global perspectives that are theoretically grounded and oriented toward practice, policy and leadership. The Master’s Degree in International Affairs enables graduates to assume professional positions within business, government, and international organizations. Students have the unique opportunity to tailor their program of study through elective offerings in the School and interdisciplinary programs in economics, management, public policy, computer science, engineering, and other fields. A concentration is Cybersecurity is offered jointly with the College of Computing. The School also offers a Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science, and Technology. The degree provides an unparalleled opportunity for students, with backgrounds in politics or science and technology, to deepen their understanding of international affairs through the advanced study of sub-fields such as international relations theory, international security, international political economy, comparative politics, and methods for social scientific research. The School also provides opportunities for Post-Doctoral Studies: http://www.inta.gatech.edu/   

For more information contact: Prof Danny Boston: thomas.boston@inta.gatech.edu

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