As part of RIT Croatia's life-long learning initiatives, we are facilitating the opportunity for students to earn a Master of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technologies, from one of the largest private American universities, Rochester Institute of Technology, at RIT Croatia's Zagreb campus.
Explore how information is understood and applied in the modern computing industry. Merge theory and practice in a career-focused program! With technology expanding along new paths every day, companies need professionals that are able to facilitate the movement of information between those paths. They need leaders that have an area of expertise, and can also see the big picture; people who can understand and apply trending tech to ultimately help the end-user. As the users' advocate, IT professionals also need critical thinking skills to problem-solve in a wide variety of computing situations, combined with an understanding of the needs of their audience.
Master of Science in Information Sciences and Technologies program, delivered by Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to produce those kinds of people. Students learn about data analytics on a global and enterprise scale. Theory and practice are merged into real-world problem-solving exercises, challenging students to integrate web systems, databases, analytics, and more.
The program addresses the web systems and integration technologies, and the information management and database technology pillars, of the IT academic discipline, along with the additional option of discovery informatics.
Master's Degree Specifics
10 courses, including major capstone project /thesis
Blended curriculum (onsite and online)*
Onsite classes take place in the afternoon hours (5:00 PM) – adjusted to working professionals
30 credit hours earned towards the degree
American diploma – Master of Science in Information Sciences and Technologies, awarded by Rochester Institute of Technology
up to 2 courses will be delivered fully online
* The class delivery mode is subject to change with respect to the measures and actions taken against the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is expected that prospective students will have a background in fundamental information technology concepts including object-oriented programming, website development, database theory and practice, and statistics. Students without the necessary background should complete the prerequisites before applying to the program. However, bridge courses are available to satisfy the prerequisites.
Students whose undergraduate preparation or employment experience does not satisfy the prerequisites can make up these deficiencies by completing prerequisite bridge courses as prescribed by the Admissions Office and Program Coordinator. The bridge courses are not part of the 30 semester credit hours required for the master’s degree. Grades for bridge courses are not included in a student’s GPA. Since bridge programs can be designed in a variety of ways, the Program Coordinator will assist students in planning and course selection.
Maximum time limit
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.
What is a Master's Degree?
A master's degree is an academically advanced, discipline-specific, research-based degree program that is granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a high level of mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.