Information Design & Technology (Graduate) - Admissions Criteria

MS Information Design & Technology

Admission Guidelines
To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Information Design & Technology program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale).  Lower GPAs will be considered if the student has a strong portfolio, related experience, or does well as a non-matriculated student.

Application Materials Checklist
To apply submit the following materials to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502:

  • Online Application for Graduate Admission with a $60 application fee*
  • Official transcript(s) from colleges previously attended
  • Two academic or professional Reference Report Forms**
  • Share this link if you would like your recommenders to be able to submit an electronic reference for you
  • Educational Objective Statement 
  • Résumé
  • Samples of your academic or professional work.  Examples include: a research paper or white paper, article, digital projects, websites, graphic design projects, or a portfolio that shows the kind of work you do.  You can submit a link to a portfolio site, or submit individual items as PDF documents to NOT send in hard copies of your items.)

*The application fee is waived for military veterans, active-duty military, reserve and guard members, and their spouses and dependents; SUNY Poly alumni; and current matriculated students.

**A non-matriculated student who takes an IDT course and earns a B+ or better may not need to submit the reference report forms when applying to enter the program.


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