Graduate Areas of Study
- Art, Design, and Architecture
- Business, Management, and Leadership
- Communications and Digital Media
- Computing and Information Sciences
- Engineering and Engineering Technology
- Environmental Studies and Sustainability
- Game Design and Development
- Health Professions and Medical Sciences
- Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
- Photography, Film, and Animation
- Science and Math
- Undeclared and Individualized Study
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.
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.
Plan Your Visit
Available both in-person or online, we can provide a personalized experience for your visit. We are happy to arrange an agenda for your visit that suits your needs!
Choose from the following visit opportunities:
Meet with Admissions Counselors
Learn about our graduate programs, their admissions requirements, and the application process
Speak with a Financial Aid or Benefits Advisor
Speak to a financial aid representative and/or meet a veterans enrollment advisor
Meet with an Academic Department
Ask specific academic and curriculum-related questions from your area of interest
Take a Campus Tour
Explore our Rochester, NY campus (available only for in-person visits at this time)
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:
- Find your program in the Graduate Program Directory
- 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.
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.
Costs and Financial Aid
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.
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.
International Student Information
Architecture Is AwesomeBlair BensonArchitecture M.Arch.
When Blair changed careers she realized that it is never too late to pursue your passion. Now she embraces the collaborative nature of the design process, combining functionality, aesthetic appeal, and responsible practices in her architectural work.
Innate HappinessAmanda DeVito MBA '19Vice President of Client Engagement, Butler/Till Media
Happiness of employees and driving business outcomes are DeVito's main focus at Butler Till Media and Communications. Knowing all the work and energy she puts into driving a client's business is satisfaction in itself.
Improving Human-computer InteractionsMatt HuenerfauthProfessor
Improving interactions with online platforms for those with disabilities is the ultimate goal behind Huenerfauth’s research. By training designers to create and develop more accessible websites and mobile networks, a wider audience can connect to and benefit from these technologies.
Biodegradable PackagingCarlos Diaz AcostaAssociate Professor
Diaz Acosta's research in sustainable packaging led his class to a biodegradable solution. Developing corn-based packaging is not only being used to counteract the amount of food waste going into landfills, but also making the world a more sustainable place.
Congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program at Rochester Institute of Technology!
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Meet your Counselor
Art & Design, Business, Liberal Arts
Computer Science MS, Big Data Adv. Cert., and Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science Adv. Cert. programs
Architecture, Health Sciences, Professional Studies and Sustainability
Computing programs except Computer Science MS; Engineering Technology
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