Admission Requirements

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical field with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and at least two years of experience directly related to product development. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the GMAT or GRE.  All applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed online graduate application;
  • Official transcript for all undergraduate and graduate work completed;
  • One letter of recommendation, typically from a current or recent supervisor or mentor;
  • A current résumé;
  • Application fee.


The MPD program is charged at the part-time graduate tuition rate (12 credits or less). Click here to access information regarding RIT Graduate tuition.  Students may quality for financial aid, usually in the form of low-interest loans. Upon acceptance to the MPD program, visit the financial aid website or call (585) 475-2186 for help with a financial aid counselor.

Discounts are available for groups.


Applications can be submitted at any time – admission is on a rolling basis.  

Begin the MPD Online Application