Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Each graduate degree differs in its admit terms, deadlines, where it is offered, application requirements, and more.

This search and filter tool will help you compare programs by area of study while getting a glimpse of the main requirements for your program.

Definitions and Additional Information

When to apply to your degree depends on your start term and the degree's application deadline. 

  • Priority deadlines - Applications that are complete and received by the priority deadline listed for that degree 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.

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. If a deadline has passed, do not let that deter you. We still welcome your application.

We accept TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL iBT® Home Edition, IELTS Academic/IELTS Academic Online, and PTE Academic scores. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score, IELTS One Skill Retake, or Duolingo as proof of English proficiency. View the English Language Test Scores accordion within the Application Materials section of the application instructions for information about waiver eligibility and the RIT English Exam option.

Minimum Overall English Scores and Sub-Scores

  1. The numbers listed in the English Language Scores column are the overall minimum scores required for that program.
  2. In addition to the scores listed, each program requires balanced sub-scores when determining an applicant’s need for additional English language courses. For example, a minimum overall score of 88, will require sub-scores of 22 for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

Additional instructions about submitting requirements can be found in the Application Materials section of Graduate Application Instructions. For a full list of requirements to apply, view the admissions section on your degree page.

Deadlines for Graduate programs