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Graduate Areas of Study

Ph.D. Programs

Our unique Ph.D. programs are based on a strong foundation in the STEM disciplines and enriched by interdisciplinary education and research in the humanities and the arts.

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Online Graduate Programs

Many of our graduate programs are available in an online study format that offer quality academic rigor with the ability to study and work at your convenience.

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Applying for Admission

General Admission Requirements

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).

Deadlines and Requirements Table (including English test and graduate entrance exams)

To find degree specific admissions requirements:

  1. Find your program in the Graduate Program Directory
  2. Scroll to the bottom section titled "admissions requirements"



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.

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Create an RIT Admissions account to submit your application, monitor your application progress, track the status of your application credentials, receive your admissions decision, and more.

Costs and Financial Aid

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. 

International Students

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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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Available both in-person or online, we can provide a personalized experience for your visit where you can meet with admissions counselors, speak with a financial aid or benefits advisor, meet with an academic department, and take a campus tour. We are happy to arrange an agenda for your visit that suits your needs!

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Accepted Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program at Rochester Institute of Technology!

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Contact and Connect

Meet your Counselor

Delaney Ball
Assistant Director

Art & Design, Business, Liberal Arts

Diane Ellison
Senior Associate Vice President
Mandie Klingelhoffer
Assistant Director

Computer Science MS, Big Data Adv. Cert., Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science Adv. Cert. and Artificial Intelligence, MS programs

Lindsay Lewis
Senior Assistant Director

Engineering, Science

Karen Palmer
Associate Director Combined Accelerated Programs

Online programs;

Architecture, Health Sciences, Professional Studies and Sustainability

Paola Pena Rodriguez
Senior Assistant Director

Engineering Technology and computing programs except Computer Science, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Laura Watts
Senior Associate Director

Ph.D. programs

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For questions about a program’s coursework, faculty, and/or associated research, academic contacts for that program are best suited to answer your questions.

Graduate Program Contacts

You can request more information about graduate study at RIT and get on our mailing list to receive emails about our events as well as our informative monthly E-newsletter. Our simple eight-question inquiry form makes it fast and easy.

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