Applicants should have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8. They also should have at least two years' experience in a manufacturing-related organization or business environment.

Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the GMAT or GRE.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed RIT graduate application
  • Two professional recommendations
  • A current resume
  • An interview with the admissions team (after other application materials are received)

All application materials are available from the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, the manufacturing leadership office, or the program website.

Prerequisite Knowledge

Admitted students must possess knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in probability and statistics, engineering economy or basic accounting, and manufacturing processes.

Areas that need strengthening may be addressed by guided reading, formal course work, independent study, seminars, or other suitable means. For further information about the manufacturing leadership program, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services.


Applications can be submitted to RIT at any time - admission is on a rolling basis.
For entry into the recommended fall cohort (classes start in August), applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by July 1 to insure a place in the new fall class.

Program Cost

Information regarding tuition for the current academic year can be found here.

Financial Aid

Students may quality for financial aid, usually in the form of low-interest loans. Upon acceptance to the MML program, visit RIT's website or call (585) 475-2186 for help with a financial aid counselor.


Click Here for a graduate admissions form.