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We are an internationally recognized research university where big ideas are born and developed. Within some of the most advanced facilities in the world our graduate students and faculty address issues and uncover solutions that will affect the quality of life for people everywhere in years ahead. Over the course of nearly two centuries Rensselaer has given rise to such extraordinary innovations as email and the digital camera. Raymond Tomlinson Class of 1963 invented the electronic mail email system. Steven Sasson Class of 1972 B.S. 1973 M.E. invented the digital camera. Groundbreaking technological advancements. Far-reaching intellectual exploration. A commitment to serving humanity. These core values define the Rensselaer experience. Science Architecture Engineering Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Lally School of Management These five schools make up Rensselaer. The connections within and among these schools spur continual discovery. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE IS SIMULTANEOUSLY THE OLDEST TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY AND THE MOST MODERN SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE U.S. PRINCETON REVIEW The Rensselaer Advantage The graduate school experience at Rensselaer is built on four primary principles Cutting-Edge Research Our mottoWhy Not Change the World is borne out every day. In the last year alone Rensselaer researchers changed the world by conducting clinical trials of a closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes proving that the Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than was estimated and developing a computational quantitative model of global risk network dynamics. Interdisciplinary Study The lines traditionally dividing departments and curricula are blurred and intersecting at Rensselaer. Faculty students and even the programs themselves integrate and cooperate. Our Center for Biotechnology and Interdisci- plinary Studies CBIS is a leading example of how co-locating researchers from a variety of different fields including biology mathematics computer science bioengineering and physics can create powerful synergies that spark new ideas and ventures. Focus on Entrepreneurship Our students develop not only the expertise and technical skills to solve 21st-century challenges but also can gain the business acumen neces- sary to bring their innovative products to market. Rensselaer recently launched a distributed incubation program called Emerging Ventures Ecosystem EVE to nurture new businesses and shepherd ideas from classrooms and labs to the marketplace. Support Beyond the Classroom Rensselaers Office of Graduate Education is continually devising policies and services that help foster the success of our students. Students can work with the office staff to find external funding for study and travel and are invited to participate in professional develop- ment offerings including a series of workshops called Preparing Future Faculty. Additionally Rensselaers Childbirth and Parental Accom- modation policy assists new parents as they pursue their studies. KEY RESEARCH AREAS Energy Environment and Smart Systems Biotechnology and the Life Sciences Computational Science and Engineering Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Media Arts Science and Technology World-Class Research in Action Rensselaer is an internationally recognized center of research. Students at all levels are actively engaged in work that leads to the discovery of new materials techniques and means for changing the world. As we approach our 200th anniversary it is vital that we draw on the perspectives of multiple disciplines in order to make progress for our nation and the world. What is required is a new paradigm for teaching learning and research which we have termed The New Polytechnic. Within some of the most advanced facilities in the world our graduate students and faculty address issues and uncover solutions that will affect the quality of life for people every- where. New pedagogical formats such as blended learning allow part-time working professionals to learn from our world-class researchers. Summer research opportunities in our centers and labs allow talented undergraduate students to work with top researchers to solve global challenges. We have developed a truly interdisciplinary environment that maximizes the value of our discoveries to benefit society and the world. To that end students in our MBA program are working with science and engineering students to com- mercialize new technologies students in our architecture and engineering research groups are creating new technolo- gies that architecture students are using in innovative design schemes and our electronic arts students are creating new pieces using our state-of-the-art technologies and facilities. Karthik Bala 97 CEOChief Creative Officer Vicarious Visions. The highly successful video game development company is one of the leading producers of hit games such as Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 and Spider-Man 3. A Tradition of Talent Innovators and inventors who have emerged from Rensselaer include David Ferrucci 94 principal investigator of the research team that developed Watson the artificial intelligence computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. Jeopardy Champion 2011. Eben Bayer 07 and Gavin McIntyre 07 founders of Ecovative which has developed a low-cost biodegradable form of organic insulation made from agricultural by-products of rice buckwheat and cottonseed. Kathryn Prigmore 78 an award-winning architect with over 30 years of practice. Chief operations officer at STUDIOS Architecture in Washington D.C. she is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and former associate dean at Howard University. Programs and Degrees Whether your area of interest is biotechnology architecture life sciences energy and the environment computational science and engineering manage- ment nanotechnology and advanced materials or experimental media and the arts at Rensselaer you will collaborate with the best and emerge ready to lead. Rensselaer offers over 100 graduate programs in more than 50 disciplines at the masters and doctoral levels including several blended learning degree programs for working professionals. Your Rensselaer education will prepare you to go anywhere as you join the powerful network of nearly 100000 alumni who are shaping their disciplines. The possibilities are limitless. School of Architecture Architecture Architectural Sciences Acoustics Built Ecologies and Lighting concentrations. Lighting School of Engineering Aeronautical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer and Systems Engineering Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Engineering Science Environmental Engineering Industrial and Management Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering and Science Systems Engineering and Technology Management Transportation Engineering School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Cognitive Science Communication and Rhetoric Electronic Arts Human-Computer Interaction Science and Technology Studies Technical Communication School of Science Applied Mathematics Applied Science Astronomy BiochemistryBiophysics Biology Chemistry Computer Science Geology Information Technology Mathematics Multidisciplinary Science Physics Lally School of Management Business Analytics Management Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics Supply Chain Management Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Also offered in a part-time blended learning format through Advanced Professional Studies. Select Research Centers Center for Architecture Science and Ecology CASE. This industry- academic partnership with the world- renowned architectural firm Skidmore Owings Merrill in New York City engages scientists engineers and architects from the professional and academic worlds toward a common goal of redefining how we build sus- tainable cities and environments. Center for Biotechnology and Interdis- ciplinary Studies CBIS. CBIS is locat- ed in a 218000-square-foot building that features laboratories for molecular biology analytical biochemistry micro- biology imaging histology tissue and cell culture proteomics and scientific computing and visualization. Center for Computational Innovations CCI. Home to one of the most pow- erful supercomputers in the world CCI is focused on reducing time and costs associated with the design-to- manufacturing process thus preparing industry for the huge benefits of exascale computing. Center for Materials Devices and Integrated Systems cMDIS. The cMDIS fosters strategic research efforts in advanced materials and devices as well as the integration of these technol- ogies into complex integrated systems. Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center EMPAC. Located in a 220000-square-foot facility EMPAC provides a platform for multidisciplinary work in visualization animation simulation and acoustics. Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications IDEA. The Rensselaer IDEA brings together our strengths in high performance computing cognitive computing data discovery and visualization and pre- dictive analytics to answer the grand challenges surrounding energy water food national security human health climate change and the allocation of scarce natural resources. Life at Rensselaer Rensselaer is located in Troy N.Y. a historic city with a wealth of 19th-century architecture and an increasingly vibrant riverfront. Along with Albany and Sche- nectady Troy makes up the Capital Region. This region with an overall population of more than 1.1 million is approximately three hours by car from both New York City and Boston and offers easy access to the natural splendors of the Berkshires the Catskills and the Adirondacks. The Capital Region is also situated within Tech Valley one of the nations leading technology corridors noted for cutting-edge research in nanotech biotech alternative energy and other high-impact fields. At Rensselaer you will find a highly attractive campus a full calendar of cultural events at our pioneering EMPAC venue and a wide range of social opportunities. We offer comfortable modern housing for our graduate students and their families at the Rensselaer Graduate Community at City Station in downtown Troy. A wide range of fairly priced off-campus housing is also available. Just Ask We will be sure to answer your questions and help in any way we can. Connect with Admissions Our graduate admissions staff works closely with faculty to help prospective students assess whether Rensselaer is a good fit for their research interests and professional goals. Staff members can also answer your questions about research and teaching assistantships and university corporate or national fellowships available to full-time graduate students. Admissions can be reached 830 AM 500 PM EST by phone at 518-276-6216 or by email at gradadmissionsrpi.edu. Connect With Academic Departments Faculty members for each depart- ment known as Graduate Program Directors serve as the primary point of contact in fielding academic questions from prospective students. Students are also encouraged to contact individ- ual faculty members with whom they share a research interest by accessing our extensive Faculty Interest Inventory online at faculty.rpi.edu. Come Visit We encourage prospective graduate students to visit our campus during the application process through our Diversity in Graduate Studies DIGS program. Each DIGS daylong visit is customized and may include meet- ings with department faculty current studentsalumni and a campus tour. Fully funded visits are available for highly competitive candidates. Please complete our DIGS Visit application form at admissions.rpi. edugraduatevisit. Rensselaers graduate programs bring together world-class faculty researchers and high-caliber students from around the globe to our Troy N.Y. and Hartford Conn. campuses. The Institute offers more than 100 graduate programs in five schools and delivers on the promise of a world-class education in an environment thats tailored to the individual. Mission Founded in 1824 Rensselaer is the nations oldest technological university. Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomor- row for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery and the responsible application of technology to create knowl- edge and global prosperity. Faculty Rensselaer faculty members include National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows and members of the National Academy of Engineering the National Academy of Sciences the Ameri- can Academy of Arts and Sciences and other eminent professional organizations. Rensselaer received 81 million in research funding in 2014. Student Population Spring 2015 1199 graduate students 1133 are full time 66 are part time 30 of full-time applicants are accepted To learn more about our students visit admissions.rpi.edugraduatestudents Location Rensselaer occupies a 275-acre hilltop campus overlooking the Hudson River in Troy New York. Rensselaers campus is ideally located within a three- to-four-hour drive of the Northeasts major metropoli- tan areas of New York City Boston and Philadelphia. At a Glance RENSSELAER Montreal Buffalo Troy Philadelphia Pittsburgh Boston NYC Toronto CANADA Rensselaer Admissions Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 8th Street Troy NY 12180-3590 Phone 518 276-6216 Fax 518 276-4072 NON PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Rensselaer complies with all federal state and local nondiscrimination laws and provides equal opportunities for all persons regardless of race color religion sex sexual orientation gender identity gender expression age marital status national origin citizenship status disability military status veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. All rights reserved.