Rochester Institute of Technology
At Rochester Institute of Technology, we shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good.
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with over 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from 49 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. At RIT, we are always on to something amazing.
RIT offers more than 100 master’s and PhD programs in the following areas of study:
- Art, Design, and Architecture
- Business and Management
- 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
- Individualized Study
We regularly hold virtual information sessions, open houses and webinars for you to learn more about RIT and engage with our faculty and admissions advisers. To see a list of scheduled events, go to rit.edu/grad and go to the Visit and Events section for a link to the schedule.
Scholarships & funding
Last year, RIT awarded $30.5 million in merit scholarships and assistantships to approximately 2,500 graduate students. Scholarship awards range from 5% of tuition all the way up to full tuition. Our median scholarship amount is around 30% of tuition or $13,000.
Why study at Rochester Institute of Technology
You should consider RIT for your graduate study because: it has cutting-edge academic programs, outstanding faculty, and first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities; offers unmatched experiential education programs including co-op; has an excellent reputation and rankings; offers generous financial aid to graduate students; delivers a high return on investment; has an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus; provides a diverse student population, and makes a well-connected network of 135,000 alumni available to graduates.
Rochester Institute of Technology is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
Ranked 104th in the 'National Universities' category
USNews & World Report
top 20 universities for excellent co-operative learning & internshipS
Ranked 50th among 'best value schools'
Listed in 'Best 386 Colleges'
Princeton Review (2021)
Ranked 155th among U.S. colleges
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings
ranked 91st among the nation’s best graduate schools for business
Saunders College of Business
Student services & facilities
Our campus is sophisticated, high tech and environmentally friendly with the latest equipment, software, studios, laboratories, and conveniences with the tools you need to explore and excel. RIT offers many welcoming spaces on campus. You’ll find vibrant locations for social and intellectual activity just about everywhere you look. The physical beauty of the campus comes from an interplay of natural and park-like settings with modern buildings, architectural features, and artwork prominently on display. Comfortable spaces throughout campus offer places to relax or work on projects and team assignments.
RIT’s main campus is located in Henrietta, NY, USA and occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. Beyond our main campus RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.
RIT offers over 300 student clubs and organizations and 23 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including Division I men’s and women’s hockey. Intramural sports are popular at RIT and the outstanding recreational facilities include two ice rinks, an aquatics center, a field house, and extensive fitness facilities. Rochester offers a perfect setting: it’s large enough to provide the art, culture, dining and night life opportunities you expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. Rochester is home to many high-tech, communications, optics, research, and manufacturing companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, all of which offer employment opportunities for current students and graduates.
RIT offers a wide variety of on-campus housing options to meet differing budgets, preferences, and needs. Many of RIT’s graduate students live in RIT residence halls, apartments, or townhouses on campus. There is also a wide variety of off-campus housing available in the immediate campus area and on major transportation routes to campus.
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I came to RIT in Fall 19. I can definitely say that the program has expanded my knowledge about computer science in all possible directions. The MS in CS program is well structured and gives students plenty of opportunities to discover the different areas in Computer Science like Artificial Intelligence, Database management, and data science, Di...
The program helped me tailor my courses from an outstanding pool of courses and specializations. Professors are well experienced, friendly which also captures the Industry perspective. I gain experience working in projects, teams, learning from one another as well. The department helped me network and develop professionally. RIT offers a plethor...
I came to the program with limited design skills but was able to secure three quality internships while studying within the program. The faculty and staff members were all very experienced, friendly, and patient. Students are always able to get the help they needed from the department. I never regretted my choice to study in this program at RIT ...