smguns@rit.edu (Susan Gawlowicz)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 7:03pm
Expanded RIT Master Plan gives grads a solid next step

Rochester Institute of Technology has announced an extension to a tuition scholarship program for RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

The RIT Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who anticipate graduating in December 2020, May 2021 and August 2021, may be eligible for this scholarship. This offer also applies to alumni who graduated in December 2019, May 2020, and August 2020. The tuition program extends to more than 65 qualifying master’s degree programs offered on the RIT campus as well as select online master’s degrees.

Students who enroll and matriculate in graduate school at least half-time may be able to defer their student loan payments, noted Ian Mortimer, RIT Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate Provost for Adult and Online Education.

“In any other year, RIT graduates would have multiple job offers upon graduation, but this year is different due to no fault of their own,” Mortimer said. “Our new RIT alumni can ride out the economic turbulence and be on to their next big thing when it’s over—better prepared, better connected and further ahead.”

Graduate education is linked to higher lifelong earnings, Mortimer said. The RIT Master Plan features popular programs from across the university. Some of these degrees are designed for completion in 12 months, while others run 18-24 months. A sampling of degree programs includes business analyticsdata scienceintegrative designapplied and computational mathematicshuman resource developmenthealth and well-being managementsustainable engineering and secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, among other fields of study. Advanced degrees like these bring added benefits of professional connections, career guidance and advice, and potential job opportunities.

The RIT Master Plan gives students a fast track to a graduate school, with a one-step application, waived GMAT and GRE requirements, no application fee and an admission decision in a week. Students can apply using the RIT Graduate online application.

Contact a Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information.

Additional details and a list of graduate programs are available at The RIT Master Plan website.

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