Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year.

English Language minimum scores -

  • An official score report for the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam is required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. We accept TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL iBT® Home Edition, except for MyBest Score. We do not accept Duolingo as proof of English proficiency.
  • Please view the overall minimum score requirement for your intended program in the table below. In addition, each program requires balanced sub-scores when determining an applicant’s need for additional English language courses. See Application Materials for additional information. 

Entrance Exams (GRE or GMAT) - For programs that do not require an entrance exam, applicants may choose to submit official test scores to support their application. Official test scores should be sent to RIT directly from the testing agency. See Application Instructions for additional information.

Degree Program Sort descending Delivery Format Admit Term Application Deadline Entrance Exam TOEFL IELTS PTE Academic STEM Designated
Accounting and Analytics MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Accounting and Financial Analytics Adv. Cert. Online or On Campus Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Part-time or Online: No
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Applied Statistics Adv. Cert. Online or On Campus Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Part-time or Online: No
Applied Statistics MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Part-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Architecture M.Arch. Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall; Spring considered with advanced standing

Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No
Artificial Intelligence MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Big Data Analytics Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No
Bioinformatics MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline. Closed for new applications for Fall 2023. GRE optional but recommended. No minimum score requirement. 94 7.0 66 Full-time: Yes
Business Administration MBA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Part-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Business Administration Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GMAT or GRE. No minimum score requirement. 94 7.0 66 Full-time: No
Business Administration–Executive MBA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: June 30 None case by case case by case case by case Full-time: No
Business Administration–Online Executive MBA Online Only Full-time: Fall or Spring Full-time: Fall - July 1;
Spring - Dec. 1
  case by case case by case case by case Full-time: No
Online: No
Business Analytics MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GMAT or GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Ceramics MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Chemistry MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Color Science MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Color Science Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Communication MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Communication Networks MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Computer Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Computer Science MS Online or On Campus Full-time: On Campus - Fall or Spring; Online - Fall

Part-time: On Campus - Fall or Spring; Online - Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: December 31 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GRE. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Computing Security MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Construction Management MS Online Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time or Online: No
Criminal Justice MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Cybersecurity Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall Rolling GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 61 Part-time: No
Data Science MS Online or On Campus Full-time: On Campus - Fall
Part-time: On Campus - Fall; Online - Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Dietetics and Nutrition MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 28 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GRE optional but recommended. No minimum score requirement. 94 7.0 66 Full-time: Yes
Electrical Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Engineering Management ME On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Engineering Psychology Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Part-time: No
Environmental Science MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Experimental Psychology MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Film and Animation MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Finance MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Fine Arts Studio MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Furniture Design MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Game Design and Development MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 31 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Glass MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Global Supply Chain Management MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Health and Well-Being Management MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Health Care Finance Adv. Cert. Online Only Part-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer Rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time or Online: No
Health Care Interpretation MS Online Only Full-time: On campus seminar in June, online in the following months Full-time: April 1 National ASL/English cert. or state license required. ASL interpreting sample.       Full-time: No
Online: No
Health Informatics MS Online Only Part-time: Fall Rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time or Online: No
Health Systems Management MS Online Only Full-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Seminar on campus prior to completion

Part-time: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Seminar on campus prior to completion
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time or Online: No
Hospitality Business Management MS Online Only Part-time: Fall Rolling GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Part-time or Online: No
Human-Computer Interaction MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Imaging Science MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE optional but recommended. No minimum score requirement. 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Imaging Science Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GRE optional but recommended. No minimum score requirement. 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Industrial and Systems Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fal or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Industrial Design MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Information Technology and Analytics MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Integrative Design MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Lean Six Sigma Adv. Cert. Online or On Campus Part-time: On campus - Fall, Spring, or Summer; Online - Fall, Spring, or Summer Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Part-time or Online: No
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Manufacturing Leadership MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Materials Science and Engineering Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No
Materials Science and Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Fall - February 15; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter None 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GRE. No minimum requirement. 94 7.0 66 Full-time: Yes
Mechanical Engineering ME On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE (waived for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023). No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Mechanical Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE (waived for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023). No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Media Arts and Technology MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Medical Illustration MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Metals and Jewelry Design MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Microelectronic Engineering MS Online or On Campus Full-time: On Campus - Fall
Part-time: On Campus - Fall; Online - Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter GRE optional but recommended. No minimum score requirement. 94 7.0 66 Full-time: Yes
Non-toxic Printmaking Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall February 15 priority deadline; rolling thereafter None 79 6.5 56 Part-time: No
Organizational Leadership and Innovation MS Online Only Part-time: Fall Rolling GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Part-time or Online: No
Packaging Science MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall Full-time: Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Photography and Related Media MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Physics MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall; Spring may be considered
Part-time: Fall; Spring may be considered
Full-time: Fall - February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring - rolling

Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Print and Graphic Media Science MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Product Development MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time or Online: No
Professional Studies MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time or Online: No
Project Management Adv. Cert. Online or On Campus Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Part-time or Online: No
Science, Technology and Public Policy MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS Online or On Campus Full-time: Fall Full-time: Rolling GRE required for students who have a GPA below 3.0. No minimum score requirement. 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Online: No
Software Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Sustainability Ph.D. On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: January 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

Part-time: Rolling
None 100 7.0 70 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Sustainable Engineering MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Sustainable Systems MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall or Spring
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Technology Entrepreneurship Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No
Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall or Spring
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
GRE or GMAT required for individuals with degrees from international universities. No minimum score requirement. 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Vibrations Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Rolling None 79 6.5 56 Part-time: No
Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 79 6.5 56 Full-time: No
Part-time: No
Visual Communication Design MFA On Campus Only Full-time: Fall
Part-time: Fall
Full-time: Rolling
Part-time: Rolling
None 88 6.5 60 Full-time: Yes
Part-time: No
Web Development Adv. Cert. On Campus Only Part-time: Fall or Spring Fall: February 15 priority deadline, rolling thereafter; Spring: rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No
Workplace Learning and Instruction Adv. Cert. Online Only Part-time: Fall Rolling None 88 6.5 60 Part-time: No