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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / School of Science is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 68
Doctoral Degrees 41

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

783
Applied
191
Accepted
67
Enrolled
24%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

355
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.1%
Black or African American 3.1%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.25%
Unknown 1.41%

Gender

Male (71%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

136
Total faculty
Full-time - 127
Part-time - 9
Male (99)
Female (37)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied mathematics, astronomy, biochemistry/biophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, information technology, mathematics, physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
30,322,175

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Christian Wetzel
Associate Dean, School of Science
Email: wetzel@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-3755

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