Master of Science in Professional Studies
The professional studies program is specifically designed to assist professionals and students to create a customized plan of study comprised of two or three areas tailored to their educational or career objectives. Our academic advisors play a key role in designing your program and keeping you on track toward its completion.
The degree allows the opportunity to draw on online courses offered in several RIT graduate programs in order to gain the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to respond successfully to new and emerging career opportunities.
Online concentration includes Applied Statistics, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, Facilities Management, General Management, Health Systems Administration, Human Resource Development, Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Training, Design and Assessment. The degree is completed with a practical, hands-on project directly related to the student’s individualized plan of study.
The program is especially suitable for individuals who can define the career skills and knowledge they wish to obtain through graduate study. Admission requirements include:
- successful completion of a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited college or university,
- a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or superior endorsements,
- letters of reference from two individuals who have served recently as either the applicant’s supervisor or instructor,
- a statement of career objectives and description of the skills and knowledge sought through graduate study,
- a resume, and
- a proposed plan of study, to be developed with the program adviser.
Students whose native language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL is required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam.
Minimum acceptable scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score for an unconditional acceptance is 6.5. The TOEFL requirement is waived for native speakers of English or those submitting educational transcripts and diplomas from American colleges and universities.
All applicants are urged to discuss their plans with the professional studies program adviser before submitting a formal application.
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Last updated April 25, 2018