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The Office of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of Graduate Education


Part-Time Students & Working Professionals


• Receive an unsurpassed education from a highly regarded technological research university.
• Interact with and learn from world-renowned faculty engaged in the latest research.
• Engage in project teams within or outside of your organization.
• Participate with other working professionals from diverse companies and government agencies to share experiences and knowledge base.
• Remain on the job, earning full compensation n while pursuing educational goals.

Rensselaer invites working professionals to the Troy campus to enroll in degree programs while remaining fully employed. Courses are generally available in the evenings and some cohort programs are delivered in weekend formats to accommodate the lifestyle of the working professional.

Master’s Programs provide students with a solid professional and business education to advance their career development. The curricula are matched with the needs of industry and Rensselaer faculty who are national and international leaders in their fields are dedicated to providing students with skills to lead innovation and gain a competitive advantage in their field.

Participation in degree and certificate programs or courses requires admission to Rensselaer. To be considered for admission to Rensselaer, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and meet departmental admission standards. Please refer to the individual program descriptions regarding program-specific requirements (i.e., resume, GMAT, GRE, etc.). Students should indicate whether they are applying as a degree-seeking candidate (master’s degree admission) or a non-matriculated student (for certificate programs or individual courses).

Adults and working professionals interested in credit courses and degree programs must apply first for admission to Rensselaer. Students interested in taking courses only should apply for non-matriculated status.

Program Inquiries/Questions: For further information about the program, Request Information.