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: 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
Architecture (ARCH-Geofutures)

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
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
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • 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: Danielle Teal
  • 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
Biology (BIOL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • 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: Danielle Teal
  • Deadline: Fall graduates: April 1; Spring graduates: October 1
Business Administration (MBA)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • 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 Francis
  • Contact: Sonja Francis
  • Deadline: Standard
Business Analytics (BSAN)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • 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
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: Marylouise Dowd
  • Deadlines: Spring B.S. graduates: October 15th; Fall graduates: April 15th
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: April 15th for fall applicants & November 1st for spring applicants
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
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: Required
  • Other factors: Must be accepted to a CSCI research group. Non-CSCI majors must have substantial CSCI background.
  • Contact: Ashley Williams
  • Deadline: April 15th for Fall B.S. graduates & November 1st for Spring B.S. graduates.
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 Leslie D. Davis and provide a copy of CAPP report, Plan of Study, and resume.
  • Contact: Leslie D. Davis
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: October 1; Fall graduates: April 1
Critical Game Design

Minimum GPA: 3.2

  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: One recommendation required, preferrably from the faculty 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
Economics (ECON)

Minimum GPA: 3.2

  • GRE: Strongly recommended
  • Recommendations: At minimum, one recommendation required from a 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: Please contact department
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 Leslie Dorfman Davis and provide a copy of their CAPP report, Plan of Study, and resume. RPI students with a BS degree in a closely related field are encouraged to consult with the ECSE graduate services office or the Graduate Program Director before applying, as per our ECSE Graduate Student Handbook, which is available online at https://www.ecse.rpi.edu/sites/default/files/ECSE-Graduate-Program-Handbook.pdf.
  • Contact: Leslie Dorfman Davis
  • 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: Michelle Kolota
  • 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: Ashley Williams
  • 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
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: 3.0
  • 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 and 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: 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
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Ashleigh Cioffi
  • Deadline: Standard
Quantitative Finance & Risk Analytics (QFRA)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • 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
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
Supply Chain Management (SPCM)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • 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
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
Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (TC&E)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • 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
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