To be eligible to apply for any RIT graduate program you must hold (or be in anticipation of) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. Application for all graduate programs requires submission of an online application and the following supporting documents: $65 application fee, personal statement, resume, and undergraduate transcripts. Most programs require letters of recommendation. Additional requirements vary by program and may include a writing sample, portfolio or an entrance exam (GRE or GMAT).
Applying to RIT is quick and easy. Our online application will typically take you 15-20 minutes to complete, and you can get started and submit your online application with or without the required application fee and supporting documents.
An RIT graduate degree is an investment that will provide lifelong returns. RIT has a long history of providing high-quality academic degrees that offer applied research and real-world experiences to prepare you for career success. RIT offers generous financial aid to qualified graduate students in the form of merit-based scholarships and assistantships.
Understand Your Graduate Education Costs
View Cost of Attendance to get an idea of the total graduate cost of attendance before any scholarships or assistantships. To better understand tuition for your specific degree, you can estimate your tuition costs.
RIT attracts students from every state and more than 100 countries
RIT hosts more than 2,600 international students on the main Rochester, New York campus. The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the living and learning experience for all. As students interact on team-based projects, in campus housing and in day-to-day activities, they become enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence.
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Love What You Do
David Even MBA '18
Vice President, W.G. Arthur Co.
Growing to love the business he began working for at 15, Even is now a vice president at W.G. Arthur Co. With a passion for helping others, Even learned from his mentors that treating people right is always the best policy.
Amanda DeVito EMBA '19
Vice President of Client Engagement, Butler/Till Media
Happiness of employees and driving business outcomes are DeVito's main focus at Butler Till Media and Communications. Knowing all the work and energy she puts into driving a client's business is satisfaction in itself.
Architecture Is Awesome
When Blair changed careers she realized that it is never too late to pursue your passion. Now she embraces the collaborative nature of the design process, combining functionality, aesthetic appeal, and responsible practices in her architectural work.
The Physics of Animation
Mari Jaye Blanchard
School of Film & Animation
To create movement, Blanchard’s classes are full of motion, with students jumping, crawling, and walking to better understand the physics they are trying to draw.
Education: A Powerful Tool for Sustainability
Moore is researching nanomaterials and their use in clean energy technologies. She’s sharing this knowledge with future generations, who have the power to impact the environment.
Diana Solt BS ’10, MS ’17
Lead, Strategy Development
L3/Harris Corp. Communication Systems
Combining her technology degree with liberal arts provided Diana Solt the powerful combination she needed to develop business strategies for L3/Harris.
Improving Human-computer Interactions
Improving interactions with online platforms for those with disabilities is the ultimate goal behind Huenerfauth’s research. By training designers to create and develop more accessible websites and mobile networks, a wider audience can connect to and benefit from these technologies.
Carlos Diaz Acosta
Diaz Acosta's research in sustainable packaging led his class to a biodegradable solution. Developing corn-based packaging is not only being used to counteract the amount of food waste going into landfills, but also making the world a more sustainable place.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Environmental Problems
Millette is from Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation that needs a way to manage a waste problem in a country with limited space. Millette is exploring if a circular economy can be the solution.
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