Graduate Admission


Programs that inspire creativity,
innovation, collaboration and change

RIT offers a diverse, committed, and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; and an unusual emphasis on experiential learning. RIT graduate students are united by an unending curiosity to invent new ways to move the world forward.
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Programs in high-demand fields

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Research centers

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Graduate Programs

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.

View Ph.D. Programs

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.

View Online Graduate Programs

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.

Application Instructions 

Manage Application

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.

Visit and Events

Stop in anytime

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.

Plan your Visit

Informational Events

The Graduate Admissions Office hosts many events on and off campus including part-time information sessions, Graduate Information Sessions, College Fairs & Visits, Webinars, and Virtual Fairs

Upcoming Information Events

Costs and Financial Aid

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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.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

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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International Student Information 

Contact and Connect

Meet your Counselor

Katherine Beczak
Assistant Director

Chat Hours: Thursdays 8:30am - 12:30pm EST

Diane Ellison
Senior Associate Vice President

Chat Hours: Fridays 12:30pm - 4:30pm EST

Mandie Klingelhoffer
Assistant Director

Chat Hours: Wednesdays 8:30am - 12:30pm EST

Karen Palmer
Graduate and Online Recruitment Coordinator

Chat Hours: Tuesday 8:30am – 12:30pm EST

Laura Watts
Senior Associate Director

Chat Hours: Mondays 12:30pm – 4:30 pm EST

David Wivell
Associate Director

Chat Hours: Wednesdays 12:30pm - 4:30pm EST

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

Academic Department 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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Graduate Admissions

Bausch and Lomb Center
58 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York 14623-5604
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