Visit RIT application instructions for information on requirements. Below there are admission requirement details that pertain specifically to Saunders College graduate programs. You will also find information on GMAT/GRE Waiver options you may qualify for.
Degree-specific admissions requirements vary for each Saunders College graduate program. These requirements are found on the respective degree program pages.
Undergraduate Degree and GPA
Completion of a bachelor's degree and your undergraduate GPA is required for admission into Saunders Graduate degree program. It is not required that your undergraduate degree is in business or management. Most of our graduate degree programs are designed for individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of our graduate students have undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, design, science, and engineering.
Completion of a bachelor's degree and your undergraduate GPA is required for admission into Saunders Graduate degree program. Please review RIT application instructions for specifics on how to submit transcripts.
Tip: Unofficial copies may be uploaded during the application process for the initial admissions review. If accepted, students must submit official copies for the full admissions packet. Copies of courses taken in high school for college credit must also be submitted.
Minimum GPAs and Test Scores
Saunders intentionally does not specify minimum GPAs or test scores as all of your application materials are considered when making admissions decisions.
Please submit a typed, double-spaced, 2 page statement about why the Saunders graduate program is a good fit for your future career. Include information on what draws you to the Saunders program and how you will leverage your past academic and professional work experience to be an active, engaged and successful student in our college.
Writing Sample Requirement
For the MS in management and MS in technology innovation management & entrepreneurship only, applicants must select 1 of the 3 essay topics below. The essay should be typed, double-spaced, and 2 pages in length.
- Describe an ethical dilemma you faced and how you resolved it
- Explain what you have learned from a managerial, leadership, or team experience that was not completely successfully.
- Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you added value to your organization.
Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Work Experience
Work experience is not required, except for the Executive MBA program. Many of our students are accepted directly from undergraduate programs. However, if you submit a resume your work experience will be reviewed along with other application materials. Executive MBA applicants should submit a current resume or CV when completing their application.
Saunders does not require recommendation letters, however please feel free to submit recommendation letters if you have them.