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. Deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT graduate students are united by an unending curiosity to invent new ways to move the world forward.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our master’s programs are temporarily waiving GRE and GMAT exams for Fall enrollment. For international applicants: if TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exams are not available, RIT will accept the Duolingo English test for 2020 applications. Contact us for more information.
More than 70 masters programs built upon our strengths in combination with market demand.
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). Deaf and hard-of-hearing graduate applicants must submit an audiogram with their application to qualify for access services. Students who are U.S. citizens and who are deaf or hard of hearing are eligible for the graduate NTID tuition discount.
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.
The RIT Graduate 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 V). 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.
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.
RIT receives support from the federal government, and as a result, deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any graduate degree program pay less than RIT’s graduation tuition.
RIT attracts students from every state and more than 100 countries
RIT hosts more than 2,500 international students, including nearly 100 deaf and hard-of-hearing 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.