Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology

The Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program is part of an initiative linking the schools of International Affairs, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Aerospace Engineering. The purpose of the certificate program is to expand opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of ‘astrobiology’, and to forge innovative links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication. The 12-credit certificate program is open to graduate students enrolled in any degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There are no prerequisites for entering the certificate program.


  • Student must complete the two required core courses, one cognate course, one special topics course, and one mission design course.
  • All coursework must be completed with a grade of B or higher.

For more details on the curriculum and instructions for how to complete the certificate, please visit the program website.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the certificate program, please contact Jennifer Glass at