At RIT, we welcome and appreciate the diverse perspectives and experiences of our international students, as well as the challenges they face worldwide. We also recognize that recent crises in China, Turkey, Australia, and the Philippines may affect your ability to meet published application timelines and deadlines for admission for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters. If you are not able to provide test scores or complete your application because of the outbreak of coronavirus (2-19-nCoV) in China, the forest fires in New South Wales and Victoria, the Taal Volcano in Luzon, or the earthquake in Turkey, please contact us to discuss options. We can be flexible, and would like to work with you to complete your application so that you can be considered for admission.
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.
The Office is located in the lower level of the Bausch & Lomb Center building (Bldg. 77) which is the building closest to the Visitor Parking Lot (Lot E). Graduate study advisors in this office can answer general questions about our graduate programs, their admissions requirements, and the application process. Specific academic and curriculum-related questions will be referred to the graduate program directors and their academic departments. Use the “Plan Your Visit” form to plan your day including meeting an admissions counselor, an academic department representative, and/or a financial aid representative and to schedule a campus tour, meet a veterans enrollment advisor and more.
We’re here to help make RIT financially within reach
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.
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.
Combining her technology degree with liberal arts provided Diana Solt the powerful combination she needed to develop business strategies for L3/Harris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda DeVito MBA '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.
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.
Congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program at Rochester Institute of Technology! For information on important next steps, informational events and ways to connect with us, visit the Accepted Graduate Student Page.
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Reminder - Join faculty and students on Monday, March 23rd for an information session about RIT's Communication MS program! Information about scholarships, assistantships, and career opportunities will be shared. We hope to see you there! @RIT_SOC#communication#RITGradt.co/W4C4w2ywxY
Mar 10RIT Graduate Admissions @rit_grad
Join faculty and students on Monday, March 23rd for an information session about RIT's Communication MS program! Information about scholarships, assistantships, and career opportunities will be shared. We hope to see you there! @RIT_SOC@RITtigers#communication#RITGradt.co/LXv9Eyx2C1
Mar 03RIT Graduate Admissions Retweeted @RITtigers
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