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Prospective Students


To be considered for admission to the doctorate program in microsystems engineering, candidates must complete a graduate application and fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the physical sciences or engineering.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and (if applicable) a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.
  • Submit a minimum of three letters of reference from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate's ability for graduate study.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Financial Support

The Microsystems Engineering PhD program at RIT strives to provide the financial support necessary for all students. Upon acceptance into the program, all full time Microsystems PhD students recieive full tuition support throughout their duration of study. In addition, first year students receive an academic year scholarship from the program in the form of a stipend. After successful completion of their first year, stipend support is provided through research activities with the student's research advisor.

Application Process

Prospective students should apply online through RIT’s Offices of Graduate and Part-time Enrollment. Specific application deadline and requirements for the program can be found at this link.

All applicants to RIT's graduate programs must hold—or currently be completing—a four year baccalaureate degree, or the U.S. equivalent, granted by an accredited college or university.

Decisions on graduate selection are made by the Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. program.

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