• The Office of Graduate Education at RIT makes resources available to graduate students to foster ingenuity in research, rigor in academics, and ultimate success in their programs of study as well as in their creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.


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MAY 8, 2020
Rochester, NY —Associate Provost and Dean Twyla Cummings congratulates the Class of 2020 in a brief video.

FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Rochester, NY —Graduate students celebrated kindness and friendship by sending postcards to friends and family. Postcards with inspiring quotes were available as well as blanks for designers to come up with their own creations. International and domestic postage was sponsored by OGE.

NOVEMBER 22, 2019
Rochester, NY —Over 70 masters and doctoral students enrolled at RIT gathered with fellow students, faculty, university leaders, and industry sponsors during the Graduate Showcase to present and demonstrate their work and research findings. 

NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Rochester, NY —Graduate students came together during the Graduate Education Week kickoff event that provided information on graduate groups and campus resources.

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Rochester, NY —Graduate alumni were honored at the annual Graduate Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, preceding the President's Alumni Ball that took place during the evening. Honorees were Dr. Brittany Smith from the Golisano Institute of Sustainability, Katherine Engle from the College of Liberal Arts, and James Fugate from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Read more about Graduate Alumni Award honorees

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Rochester, NY —Graduate students met with RIT President David C. Munson, Provost Ellen Granberg, and Associate Provost Twyla Cummings for an introductory fireside chat. The informal gathering allowed current masters and doctoral students to glean insights into the respective paths that led each to positions in academic leadership. 

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  • “Having the privilege to be part of the Graduate Enrollment Taskforce (GET) allowed me to provide the student’s a point of view on the matters regarding to what objectives and goals we understand the university should pursue. ”

    Javier A. Albert Guzman

    Master in Finance

  • “The RIT Office of Graduate Education has been a source of consistent support for my research and my doctoral program. ”

    Kevin C. Cooke

    Ph.D. Candidate, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
    GSAC Chair

  • “My RIT experience would have been incomplete had it not been for the RIT Office of Graduate Education. ”

    Preethi Vaidyanathan

    Alumni, PhD in Imaging Science
    Eyegaze Researcher and Developer, LC Technologies

  • “This kind of positive environment is very useful to graduate students who often might not really know who they can approach in case of trouble. ”

    Sanjay Varma Rudraraju

    Alumni and Former Graduate Senator

  • “I cannot speak highly enough of the positive influence a mixed grad-undergrad environment has on my personal and professional development. ”

    Katia Hudspeth

    Alumni and Past Tiger Tales Toastmasters President

  • “Every year RIT enrolls over 3500 international students, many of them come to study in one of RIT’s outstanding graduate programs. ”

    Dr. Jim Myers, PhD

    Associate Provost: International Education and Global Programs

  • “The MS in Computer Science is the largest graduate program at RIT. The program attracts students from all over the world and it is well recognized in industry and academia for a long time. ”

    Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof, PhD

    Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
    Department of Computer Science

  • “Graduate coursework and research at RIT has allowed me a truly interdisciplinary educational experience that the unique resources, facilities, and expertise of faculty across disciplines has provided. The faculty members I have worked with have been advocates of my unique learning objectives, leaving me with experience that will make me uniquely qualified for future endeavors.  ”

    Emma Sarles

    MS in Professional Studies: Medical Device Engineering & Biomaterial Applications

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