Prospective Students

Prospective Students - Consider Graduate Studies in Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

GIS offers advanced studies for motivated students with a B.S./B.A. in Math … the Sciences … IT … Engineering … Public Policy … Environmental Studies … and related disciplines. We launched the world's first Ph.D. in Sustainability focusing on sustainable production systems, and we now offer an M.S. in Sustainable Systems.

You can select from academic programs in 5 high-demand career tracks:

  • Sustainable Products and Production Systems
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Eco-IT
  • Built Systems Sustainability

Our in-depth coursework comprehends the Sciences of Sustainability and Economics of Sustainability, Risk/Decision Analysis, Industrial Ecology, and more. And GIS graduate students can take advantage of interesting hands-on research opportunities at GIS' state-of-the-art research centers:

  • Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery
  • Center for Sustainable Production
  • Center for Sustainable Mobility
  • New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
  • NanoPower Research Labs

All Ph.D. candidates are fully funded. Limited tuition assistance is available to qualified M.S. candidates. For preferred consideration, apply by January 15 by visiting

GIS will hold 60-minute information sessions for students interested in the M.S. in Sustainable Systems degree program in room 3140 of Sustainability Institute Hall (Building 081) on the RIT campus and will be followed by a tour of the building. Sessions will be held:

  • -- Tuesday, Feb 18, at 5:00 p.m.
  • -- Wednesday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m.
  • -- Monday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m.
  • -- Thursday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Paul Stiebitz for more information.

Click here for slides of the Spring 2014 Information Session

To learn more about GIS’ multidisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S.programs, download the 2012-2013 Program Information brochure here.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Dammeyer, Sr. Staff Assistant


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1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY

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