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RIT - Engineering PhD

Engineering PhD - Rochester Institute of Technology

Through this PhD program, students will be equipped with the skills needed to tackle some of the most daunting and complex engineering problems facing our society today. Students will gain the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest while also gaining a broad overview of the many fields of engineering, meaning they will be well-prepared for a successful career developing solutions for real-world challenges.

Some areas of research supported through this program include:

  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Signal and image processing
  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Heat transfer and thermo-fluids
  • Performance and power-aware computing
  • Access and assistive technologiess
  • Simulation, modeling and optimization
  • Safety and security
  • Nano-science and engineering. 

To learn more about this program, contact RIT via the information request button.

Admission requirements

Students wanting to apply for this PhD program must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit the following:
    • A resume highlighting educational background and experiences
    • A Statement of Purpose for Research
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Official transcripts for previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation
  • Participate in an on-campus or teleconference interview (when applicable)
  • Complete a graduate application.

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit one of the following minimum language scores:

  • 587 - TEFL (paper-based)
  • 94 - TEFL (internet-based)
  • 6.5 - IELTS

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Tuition fees

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Graduates of this program will be awarded a PhD in Engineering.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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