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RIT Master Plan offers tuition scholarship to RIT/NTID alumni for graduate degrees

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Matthew J. Sluka

For recent RIT/NTID alumni or students who are about to complete their bachelor’s degree and are seeking master’s degrees to advance their careers and add highly marketable credentials to become competitive candidates for top-tier positions, now is a perfect time to further graduate studies. 

Rochester Institute of Technology offers a graduate tuition scholarship program through the RIT Master Plan that covers 45-50 percent of tuition for eligible alumni. This program is an affordable opportunity for alumni to continue their education, while expanding skill set and enhancing expertise needed for the new economy.

To be eligible for the tuition scholarship, prospective graduate students who qualify for NTID support must have earned an undergraduate degree between December 2019 to December 2023 to apply for the graduate program starting in January 2024. 

With more than 65 qualifying master’s degree programs that reflect RIT’s focus on technology, art, and design, students can explore and choose a field of study including business administration (MBA), visual communication design (MFA), secondary education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, and more. The scholarship is not available for Ph.D. programs, accelerated dual degree programs (such as BS/MS programs), advanced certificates, or executive education (such as Executive MBA, Online Executive MBA, Product Development MS, and Manufacturing Leadership MS). 

How long it takes students to complete master’s degrees depends on the requirement of the graduate programs. Some programs may take 12 months, while others may be completed in 18-24 months.

The RIT Master Plan gives students a fast track to a graduate degree, with a one-step application, waived GMAT and GRE requirements, no application fee, and an admission decision within a week. Students can apply using the RIT graduate online application.

Alumni or soon-to-be graduates interested in applying for the Master Plan can contact a graduate admissions counselor for more information. Visit the website to learn more details about the program.

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