Graduate Degree Programs
You can complete these programs by enrolling in Advanced Graduate Studies.
- You and your faculty advisor will create a unique Plan of Study outlining courses and scheduling.
- Classes typically meet once a week in the evening, Monday - Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Certain courses are offered on Saturdays.
- Rensselaer's academic year includes Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
You can begin your program in any term.
- Go to current Course Schedule.
- Go to Academic Calendar
Contact a Program Manager for more information.
In the following programs, students move through the curriculum as a unified group, encouraging collaboration and learning from each other over an extended period of time.
Management Cohort Program
Engineering Cohort Program
For working professionals not seeking a complete Master's degree, Rensselaer's Graduate Certificate Programs are tailored to enhance or update skills in a shorter period of time. They have a selective focus and require that a student successfully complete three or four graduate courses in a specific area of study. With advisor's approval, credits earned in Graduate Certificates may be subsequently applied toward an M.S. degree as electives.
Engineering and Science Graduate Certificate Programs
These programs are focused on providing opportunities for professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills without enrolling in a credit-based academic program. Our mission is to provide superior short programs that address the interface between technical skills, management, and leadership.
We may be able to create a Custom Program for your organization's specific needs or add a new public offering to this list. Rensselaer will completely customize a program for you when existing offerings are not appropriate for your objectives -- developing entirely new modules not available within our existing programs. We will work with your organization to define its issues and goals, conduct interviews and on-site observations, and then design a program based on your needs.
Custom programs can offer distinct advantages to your organization, including the ability to effect a broad scale culture change, the creation of common bonds through a shared experience, training focused on your particular issues, tailored support of your in-house program, and greater flexibility regarding when and where programs are delivered. Contact to discuss possibilities.
Rensselaer's EWP Programs in Hartford and Groton are specifically part-time, however RPI does offer a wider range of full-time graduate programs on the main campus in Troy, New York. Learn more about full-time opportunities at our Graduate Admissions website.