Q: Is corporate financial support required for the MPD Program?

No. Although most MPD students receive corporate financial support, it is not a factor in the admissions process. Financial Aid is available to individuals who do not receive financial support from their company. Contact the RIT Financial Aid Office at 585-475-2186 for further details.

Q: Is the MPD a full-time or part-time program?

The MPD program is a part-time program with individuals typically taking one or two courses per term.

Q: Do I need an undergraduate degree?

Yes, an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Q: How many years of work experience are required to enter the program?

At least two years experience directly related to product development. This experience must reflect continued growth and professional development.