Degree Programs

Each graduate program may set its own Co-Terminal admissions criteria. Be sure to carefully review the requirements for the specific program you're interested in.

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Application Requirements by Program

Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: CV/resume required
  • Contact: Beth Macey
  • Deadline: Fall graduates: April 15; Spring graduates: November 1
Applied Mathematics (APMA)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Strongly Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dawnmarie Robens
  • Deadline: Standard
Applied Science (ASCI)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required -- at least one from RPI faculty
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants should identify a faculty advisor and speak with the Graduate Program Director
  • Contact: Joann Kessler
  • Deadline: Standard
Architectural Sciences (ARCS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concentration to which they are applying
  • Contact: Carly Brackett/Lecia O'Dell
  • Deadline: Standard
Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Required. GRE subject test also required, with exceptions. Contact program for details.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: A statement of research interests is required
  • Contact: Ashleigh Cioffi
  • Deadline: Standard
Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Jody Malm
  • Deadline: Standard
Biology (BIOL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required - one from your BIOL master's advisor and one from another RPI faculty member
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must contact Jody Malm for additional application materials
  • Contact: Jody Malm
  • Deadline: Fall graduates: April 1; Spring graduates: October 1
Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Applications reviewed monthly: August, October, January - April
  • Contact: Mary Foti
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: October 15; Fall graduates: April 15
Chemical Engineering (CHEG)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 in CHME 2010, 2020, 4010, and 4030
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: All applications will be reviewed by the CBE Graduate Committee
  • Contact: Lee Vilardi
  • Deadline: Standard
Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: One recommendation required -- must be from your MS degree advisor 
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dr. Peter Dinolfo
  • Deadline: Standard
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Kim Boyce
  • Deadline: Standard
Cognitive Science (COGS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: At minimum, one recommendation required from a faculty head of one of the COGS research laboratories. Prior discussion with the COGS Graduate Program Director is also required.
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Interested students must contact Jenn Mumby before applying. Students must be accepted to a COGS research group with the intention of that lab.
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: January 30 of your junior year
Communication and Rhetoric (CMRT)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: One recommendation required, preferably from the faculty member who will supervise your master's work
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Interested students must contact Jenn Mumby before applying
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: January 30 of your junior year
Computer Science (CSCI)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: One letter from the MS advisor required, detailing the research project or thesis
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Must be accepted to a CSCI research group. Non-CSCI majors must have substantial CSCI background.
  • Contact: Tracy Hoffman
  • Deadline: Standard
Computer & Systems Engineering (CSYS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must meet with MaryKate Kraus and provide a copy of CAPP report, Plan of Study, and resume. Only current ECSE students may apply.
  • Contact: MaryKate Kraus
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: October 1; Fall graduates: April 1
Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must meet with MaryKate Kraus and provide a copy of CAPP report, Plan of Study, and resume. Only current ECSE students may apply.
  • Contact: MaryKate Kraus
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: October 1; Fall graduates: April 1
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Kim Boyce
  • Deadline: Standard
Geology (GEOL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dr. Mimi Katz
  • Deadline: Standard
Industrial and Management Engineering (MGTE)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • GRE: Not required if GPA is greater than or equal to 3.5
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dr. William Foley
  • Deadline: Standard
Information Technology (ITEC)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Linda Kramarchyk
  • Deadline: Standard
Lighting (LGHT)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required -- one from RPI faculty
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concetration to which they are applying
  • Contact: Carly Brackett/Lecia O'Dell
  • Deadline: Standard
Management (MGMT)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Interested students should meet with the following people, in this order: 1) Associate Dean of Lally, 2) program-level faculty advisor, 3) Sonja Fracis
  • Contact: Sonja Francis
  • Deadline: Standard
Materials Engineering (MATL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3, unless waived by department
  • GRE: Required for students with GPA < 3.6 or outside the department. Minimum scores, unless waived by the department: Verbal: 160; Quantitative: 166; Analytical: 4.0.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Reasons for GPA and GRE waivers include: primarily research experience or experience in a faculty member's area
  • Contact: Dr. Minoru Tomozawa
  • Deadline: Standard
Mathematics (MATH)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Strongly Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dawnmarie Robens
  • Deadline: Standard
Mechanical Engineering (MECL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: CV/resume required
  • Contact: Beth Macey
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: November 1; Fall graduates: April 15
Multidisciplinary Science (MDSC)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required -- at least one from RPI faculty
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concentration in which they are applying
  • Contact: Joann Kessler
  • Deadline: Standard
Nuclear Engineering (NUCS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: CV/resume required
  • Contact: Beth Macey
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: November 1; Fall graduates: April 15
Physics (PHYS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Required. GRE subject test also required, with exceptions. Contact program for details.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: A statement of research interests is required
  • Contact: Ashleigh Cioffi
  • Deadline: Standard
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: One recommendation required, preferably from the faculty member who will supervise your master's work
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Required
  • Other factors: Interested students must contact Jenn Mumby prior to applying
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: January 30 of your junior year
Systems Engineering and Technology Management (SETM)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required if GPA is greater than or equal to 3.25. Minimum scores: Verbal: 146; Quantitative: 146; Analytical: 4.0
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Dr. William Foley
  • Deadline: Standard
Transportation Engineering (TRAN)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Kim Boyce
  • Deadline: Standard