Graduate Admission

RIT graduate students have an insatiable desire to discover, explore, and improve.

 

What impact will an RIT graduate degree have on you?

Earning Potential

Average Reported First-Year Salary

$87,242

The average reported salary for students with an RIT master’s degree in their first post-graduate year

More Career Opportunities

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3400+ companies around the world partner to hire from RIT

Employers come here to find young, hungry, and culturally diverse talent.

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Unparalleled Support and Resources

RIT is a world leader in co-op and we have the experience, employer relationships, and resources to support our students. Our career counselors are experts in their areas of study and are assigned as your personal contact for career support and guidance during the search for co-op, full-time jobs, and as an alumni.

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Gain Experience Before Graduation

We have one of the highest outcomes rates because our students actively apply their learning from the classroom in their co-ops and research. 94.3% percent of RIT’s 2020-2021 graduates have entered the workforce, enrolled for further full-time study, or are participating in military or volunteer service.

Do Good in the World

RIT has a rich history of successful collaboration across research projects, humanitarian and global volunteering efforts, implementing technology to improve accessibility, and more.

See how we are serving the world, innovating in health care, and improving access for people with differing abilities.

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Career Acceleration

Anthony Parrucci

After one year in the MFA Industrial Design program, I was able to land my dream internship that lead to further opportunities to learn and gain industry experience. Coming from a non-industrial design background, the support and leadership of my professors were truly one of the biggest factors that allowed me to accomplish my goal of pivoting direction into the field that I was interested in.

Anthony Parrucci

MFA Industrial Design

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An Expanded Network

RIT’s alumni are a powerful force. Here, alumni hire alumni and employers actively seek out RIT grads because they know they graduate with the right combination of experience, skill, knowledge, and know-how.

A Resume with Strong Credentials

RIT is where knowledge converts into know-how, skills into expertise, and thinkers into doers. With our co-op and research programs you:


Apply the theory you are learning in your course work to real, professional situations.


Earn a salary, which will help finance your education.


Develop additional technical skills and enhance vital soft skills.

Job Satisfaction

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RIT prepared me 100% for my job as a Deputy Manager of Marketing by giving me the confidence to speak to a huge audience, strengthening my teamwork ability, and help me understand the nuances of Marketing. The MBA program has a very holistic curriculum that relies more on practicals (projects), research, and self-learning via group discussions than through lectures. I am satisfied and able to excel at my job because of all the learning I soaked in during my time at RIT.

Rohini Mukherjee

MBA Digital Marketing

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A Degree with Reputation

105th

Among National Universities

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11th

Among Top Schools’ Co-op or Internship Programs

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48th

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Best Colleges

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37th

Most Trusted University in America

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41st

Most Innovative Schools

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What You Need to Know to Apply

Requirements to apply vary by degree.

  1. Find your degree for degree-specific admissions information.
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Fund Your Education. Invest in Your Future.

Assistantships, loans, scholarships, co-op wages, and multiple other sources can help fund your graduate education.

The cost of an RIT graduate degree varies. The number of credits taken per semester, delivery method (online vs on-campus), and each student’s financial situation also varies. The only way to know your cost, and any aid you may qualify for, is to complete your application and receive a decision.

Estimate Your Graduate Tuition

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing NTID-Supported Students

RIT receives support from the federal government, and as a result, deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any graduate degree program as well as hearing students enrolled in the Master of Science program in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing pay less than RIT’s graduate tuition rate. Visit the “Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing NTID-Supported Students” section of Tuition and Fees for details.

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Unmatched Career Preparation and Support

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Ranked 11th Among Top Schools’ Co-op or Internship Programs

Co-op at RIT combines advanced knowledge with career experience. Students graduate with real and relevant jobs and projects on their resumes and portfolio while gaining exposure to prospective employers.

6 Reasons Graduate Co-op Sets You Apart

 


50+ STEM-OPT Extension Eligible Degrees

With over 50 STEM designated degree programs international students can extend their post-graduate training. Nearly 1,000 international students on F-1 and J-1 visas are completing 1-3 additional years of post-graduation training at companies in the U.S.


94.3% Outcomes Rate

With 3,400 hiring partners and a database of 17,000+ job listings, RIT has a proven job placement rate. 94.3% percent of RIT’s 2020-2021 graduates have entered the workforce, enrolled for further full-time study, or are participating in military or volunteer service.


We Know Where Our Students Go Because We Help Them Get There

We offer unparalleled support and resources. As a world leader in co-op, we have the experience, employer relationships, and resources to support our graduate students. Our career counselors are experts in their areas of study and are assigned as your personal contact for career support and guidance during the search for co-op, full-time jobs, and as an alumni.

Faculty, Facilities, and Research

Faculty

RIT faculty are experts who have spent time in industry and focus on teaching skills. Students get to know their professors and utilize them as true mentors.

Locate your degree to find faculty profiles and learn about their education, publications, and what they teach.

Graduate Degrees

Facilities

Our campus is built for creativity and innovation. We’ve invested $250 million in our facilities over last five years.

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Research

RIT is an R2, high-research activity institution.

We are home to 17 Research Centers and Institutes and $92 million in sponsored research awards in the 2022 fiscal year. Dozens of RIT researchers have been included on Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% of scientists.

Learn more about research at RIT

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Connect with a Student

Connect with a current student to hear about their RIT experience and ask your questions. 

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Contact Admissions

Each degree program is assigned an admissions counselor to help you choose the right program, navigate requirements, and answer your questions.

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