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)
Applied Mathematics (APMA)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Erin Lynch
  • 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: Sibel Adali
  • Deadline: Standard
Architecture (ARCH-Geofutures)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

  • GRE: Not required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concentration to which they are applying
  • Contact: Dr. Chris Perry
  • Deadline: Standard
Architectural Sciences (ARCS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Not required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concentration to which they are applying
  • Contact: Dr. Ning Xiang
  • Deadline: Standard
Architecture (ARCH - Design Technology)
  • GRE: Not required
  • Other factors: Applicants must seek approval of the director of the concentration to which they are applying
  • Contact: Dr. Dennis Sheldon
  • Deadline: Standard
Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Recommendations: One letter from the MS advisor required, including a brief description of the scope of the research project or thesis
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Must be accepted to an astronomy research group. Suitability of background and preparation, especially for non-physics/applied physics majors, must be discussed with the future advisor
  • Contact: Department
  • 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:Dallas Dudley
  • Deadline: Fall graduates: April 1; Spring graduates: October 1
Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3 (3.0 GPA minimum for graduating seniors only)
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Applications reviewed monthly: August, October, January - April
  • Co-Terminal applicants may apply to the M. Eng. degree program option only.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Harwood
  • 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 Elaine Young for additional application materials
  • Contact: Dallas Dudley
  • 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 reach out to Dr. Sonja Francis, Associate Director of MBA/M.S. Programs.
  • 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 reach out to Dr. Sonja Francis, Associate Director of MBA/M.S. Programs.
  • Contact: Sonja Francis
  • Deadline: Standard
Chemical Engineering (CHME)
  • Minimum GPA: Recommended 3.3 in CHME courses for M.Eng. degree. Recommended 3.5 in CHME courses for M.S. degree.
  • 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. Applicants for the M.S. degree are expected to have research experience, or will complete research experience before finishing the B.S. degree.
  • 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: Not Required
  • Recommendations: One letter recommendation required from the faculty member who will supervise your work.
  • Personal Statement: 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: November 1 for Spring B.S. graduates and April 15 for Fall B.S. graduates
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: Tracy Hoffman
  • 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 Kelley Kritz and provide a copy of CAPP report, Plan of Study, and resume.
  • Contact: Kelley Kritz
  • Deadline: Spring graduates: October 1; Fall graduates: April 1
Critical Game Design

Minimum GPA: 3.2

  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: One letter of recommendation required from the faculty member who will supervise your master’s work
  • Personal Statement: Required
  • Other factors: Interested Students MUST contact Jenn Mumby prior to applying
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: November 1 for Spring B.S. graduates and April 15 for Fall B.S. graduates
Economics (ECON)

Minimum GPA: 3.2

  • GRE: Not Required
  • Recommendations: One letter of recommendation required from the faculty member who will supervise your master’s work
  • Personal Statement: Required
  • Other factors: Interested students must contact Jenn Mumby before applying.
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: November 1 for Spring B.S. graduates and April 15 for Fall B.S. graduates
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 Kelly Kritz 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: Kelley Kritz
  • Deadline: November 1st for spring applicants and April 15th for fall applicants.
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: Linda Kramarchyk
  • 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
  • ContactMarylouise Dowd 
  • 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
Materials Engineering (MATL)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3, unless waived by department
  • 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. Ganpati Ramanath
  • Deadline: Standard
Mathematics (MATH)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not required
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: None
  • Contact: Erin Lynch
  • Deadline: April 15th for students applying for fall admission & November 1st for students applying for spring admission (Graduating seniors applying for fall 2022 admission must apply by March 15, 2022)
Mechanical Engineering (MECL)
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)
Physics (PHYS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Recommendations: One letter from the MS advisor required, including a brief description of the scope of the research project or thesis.
  • Statement of Background and Goals: Not required
  • Other factors: Must be accepted to a physics research group. Non-physics/applied physics majors must have substantial physics background.
  • Contact: Department
  • 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 reach out to Dr. Sonja Francis, Associate Director of MBA/M.S. Programs.
  • Contact: Sonja Francis
  • Deadline: Standard
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • GRE: Not required
  • Recommendations: One recommendation required from the faculty member who will supervise your master's work
  • Personal Statement: Required
  • Other factors: Interested students must contact Jenn Mumby prior to applying
  • Contact: Jenn Mumby
  • Deadline: November 1 for Spring B.S. graduates and April 15 for Fall B.S. graduates
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 reach out to Dr. Sonja Francis, Assosicate Director of MBA/M.S. Programs.
  • 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: Marylouise Dowd
  • 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