With more than 80 graduate programs in high-paying, in-demand fields and scholarships, assistantships and fellowships available, we invite you to take a closer look at RIT.

Don't be fooled by the word "technology" in our name. At RIT, you will discover a university of artists and designers on the one hand, and scientists, engineers, and business leaders on the other – a collision of the right brain and the left brain.


We offer graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Arts, Crafts, Design, Photography, Film, Animation, Graphic Arts, & Communication
  • Business, Management, Communication & Public Policy
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Education & Human Resources
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Multidisciplinary Professional Studies
  • Science, Mathematics, Statistics & Imaging Science.
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More advantages of RIT include:

  • Many of our graduate programs are interdisciplinary, allowing you to benefit from and take advantage of the strengths of several of our colleges.
  • Generous scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships are available.
  • Take classes four times a year and get your degree sooner with our quarter system!
  • RIT offers you a large International student body that will help prepare you to work with individuals from different cultures and countries in today's global business society.
  • RIT’s partnerships with hundreds of national and international corporate and government entities provide unmatched opportunities for research and career placement.
  • Hundreds of companies come to campus each year to recruit students.
  • Our faculty members are internationally respected for their contributions in their professional fields.
  • The University’s classrooms, labs, and learning facilities and equipment are modern and state-of-the-art.
  • US News & World Report has continuously ranked RIT as one of the top Master’s level universities in the US.
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MA

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Enhance your artistic expression through the study of aesthetic and theory. ... [+]

Overview

The MFA in ceramics develops your intellectual and artistic thinking through an extensive curriculum. You will rigorously examine the work of historical and contemporary artists and craftspeople as you expand your knowledge of the techniques of ceramics design. In-depth critiques give you a deep understanding of your own work as well as your peers to enhance your artistic expression and personal voice. Earning your MFA in ceramics will deepen your understanding of aesthetics, forming processes, and fine art theory.

The ceramics program focuses on artistic development through an intensive teaching of the aesthetics and techniques of ceramic design. Graduate studio courses, seminar courses, and in-depth critiques, in conjunction with thesis planning and implementation, provide students with a deep understanding of not only their own work but the work of other students and their peers. Students examine the creativity, perceptions, aesthetics, and criticism of the work of contemporary artists and craftspeople in courses and discussions. Thesis reviews track students' progress towards the final thesis presentation, which is completed when a formal critique and evaluation is performed by the thesis committee. ... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry. ... [+]

Overview

In the MFA program in film and animation, students create live-action production, scripts, 2D, 3D, or stop motion animation that is unique. The School of Film and Animation houses state-of-the-art facilities, including full production facilities. The program is also supported by highly specialized faculty from RIT's photography, imaging science, computer science, information technology, and design programs.

Goals

The program provides students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. Plan of study ... [-]
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Develop a mastery of skills to experiment, create, and critique within a supportive, diverse environment devoted to individual growth. ... [+]

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As you pursue a masters in fine arts you’ll explore the role of contemporary art through painting, printmaking, sculpture, and expanded forms.

The MFA in fine arts studio is a rigorous two-year program comprised of major studio courses, studio electives such as glass, ceramics, film, and photography, theory and research seminars, as well as thesis credits.

The program is committed to collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches both within the four major fine arts areas of study and the entire College of Art and Design. The program's structure allows for personal growth, experimentation, collaboration, and unique, non-discipline specific results to occur in the thesis. Courses are meant to concentrate on creative visual work while also thinking about making and sustaining a dialogue.... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection. ... [+]

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The furniture design master’s program is structured to support each student’s individual interests and aesthetic development. While engaging in the design and construction of a range of furniture objects, students are challenged to advance aesthetic, conceptual, and design sensibilities while simultaneously strengthening their building techniques and construction strategies. Students are exposed to a broad range of contemporary practices and creative approaches to design and art making in support of experimentation, critical reflection, and the development of a personal aesthetic and design philosophy.

The first year of the MFA in furniture design exposes students to a broad range of critical issues related to the conception and production of art, serves to inspire and provoke their critical reflection, and facilitate the development of a preliminary thesis topic. In the second year, students propose and fully engage in a thesis project, which culminates in a major exhibition in the spring.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Collaborating with scientists and physicians, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that are used in education, research, patient care, pu ... [+]

Overview

A medical illustrator is a professional artist with advanced education in biomedical sciences, cutting edge digital media, and the principles of visual communication. RIT’s MFA in the medical illustration is one of only five such programs in North America and the only program in the northeast. It combines training in human anatomy (with complete cadaver dissection), immunology, histology (the cellular structure of organs), and pathophysiology (the study of disease) with extensive training in 2D and 3D digital graphics, interactive media, and animation.

Collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other health care professionals, medical illustrators translate complex scientific information into visual images that support medical education, scientific research, patient care, advertising, and litigation. Illustration projects are designed for use in print, projection, broadcast media, and distribution via the web and mobile devices.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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MSc

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Sharpen your own artistic abilities as you prepare to teach the next generation of artists and creators. ... [+]

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When does an artist become a teacher? The MST in visual arts-all grades (art education) prepares you to teach the next generation of artists and create art experiences while honing your own artistic skills. This accelerated program gives you a year of hands-on experience that will heavily mirror your life as an art educator. An art education master prepares you for a career by embedding certifications and job placement support right into the curriculum. You will work with regional schools to find the best fit for your personality, talents, and teaching goals.

The MST in visual arts–all grades (art education) leads to initial/professional New York State certification in visual arts for grades K through 12. This certification allows applicants to teach in New York State public schools. The program features pedagogical studies, studio inquiry, and student teaching. The program prepares students to meet the national, state, and regional need for teachers of the visual arts and is designed for accomplished art educators and advocates for art and learning in all grades. The program is nationally accredited and is for teachers in art education who hold a BFA or BA (art major) degree. Classes begin each August and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT’s accounting master's degree pulls together important areas of technology, finance, strategy, and compliance to help you advance your career. In addition to gaining t ... [+]

Overview

The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester.

Plan of study

The program consists of 10 courses and a comprehensive exam administered at the end of the student’s last semester. Students must pass the exam to earn their degree.

Industries Accounting Consumer Packaged Goods Financial Services Management Consulting Insurance Higher Education Non-Profit Computer and Network Security Typical Job Titles Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Auditor Management Accountant Government Accountant Fraud Examiner Tax Accountant ... [-]
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Create innovative computing solutions, mathematical models, and dynamic systems to solve problems in industries such as engineering, biology, and more. ... [+]

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Sophisticated mathematical tools are increasingly used to solve problems in management science, engineering, biology, financial portfolio planning, facilities planning, control of dynamic systems, and design of composite materials. The goal is to find computing solutions to real-world problems. The applied and computational mathematics master’s degree refines your capabilities in applying mathematical models and methods to study a range of problems, with an emphasis on developing and implementing computing solutions.

The ideas of applied mathematics pervade several applications in a variety of businesses and industries as well as the government. Sophisticated mathematical tools are increasingly used to develop new models, modify existing ones, and analyze system performance. This includes applications of mathematics to problems in management science, biology, portfolio planning, facilities planning, control of dynamic systems, and design of composite materials. The goal is to find computable solutions to real-world problems arising from these types of situations.... [-]

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August 2020
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Apply the skills learned in statistical analysis to a variety of industries, including insurance, marketing, government, health care, and more. ... [+]

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The MS in applied statistics focuses on data mining, design of experiments, health care applications, and the application of statistics to imaging and industrial environments. You’ll integrate knowledge learn through engaging courses to solve more complex problems for a wide range of organizations, including industrial, marketing, education, insurance, credit, government, and health care.

The MS program in applied statistics is available to both full- and part-time students with courses available both on-campus and online. Cooperative education is optional. The program is intended for students who do not wish to pursue a degree beyond the MS. However, a number of students have attained doctorate degrees at other universities.... [-]

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August 2019
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Explore the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astr ... [+]

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Students may tailor their programs of study to emphasize Astrophysics (including Observational and Theoretical Astrophysics), Computational and Gravitational Astrophysics (including Numerical Relativity, Gravitational Wave Astronomy), and Astronomical Technology (including detector and instrumentation research and development). Students can pursue research interests in a wide range of topics, including design and development of novel detectors, multiwavelength studies of proto-stars, active galactic nuclei and galaxy clusters, gravitational wave data analysis, and theoretical and computational modeling of astrophysical systems including galaxies and compact objects such as binary black holes. Depending on research interests, students may participate in one of three research centers: the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (Video), the Center for Detectors or the Laboratory for Multi-wavelength Astrophysics.... [-]

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January 2020
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Explore the unique combination of biotechnology, programming, and computational mathematics to combat illness and create novel technologies for industry. ... [+]

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The bioinformatics masters combine biotechnology, computer programming, and computational mathematics to prepare you to utilize and create technologies that will discover, treat, and cure a range of medical illnesses.

The MS degree in bioinformatics provides students with a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management. Graduates are well-prepared for academia and careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries.

In laboratory exercises and assignments, students learn to sequence DNA and use computer programs to analyze DNA sequences and predict molecular models.... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Today's businesses collect an incredible amount of data from nearly every customer touch point, from point-of-sale transactions, customer service interactions, social med ... [+]

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Today's businesses collect an incredible amount of data from nearly every customer touch point, from point-of-sale transactions, customer service interactions, social media feedback, search engine entries, market research activities, sales data, demographic information, and more. As of now, only a tiny portion of this data is analyzed. By getting a business analytics master’s degree, you will become skilled in using big data to create powerful solutions to help companies increase sales, reach new customers, develop new products, enhance customer experiences, and more. You will acquire a broad and in-depth training in multiple disciplines related to business analytics, including management information systems (MIS), marketing, accounting, finance, management, and engineering. The program prepares you to enter one of today’s top business careers.... [-]

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August 2019
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1 year
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

A masters degree in chemistry prepares you for a job in a countless amount of industries. Maximize your career potential by gaining skills that are transferable to any fi ... [+]

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With a masters degree in chemistry, you’ll be able to solve scientific problems with agility and accuracy. Conduct research specific to your field of interest as you develop skills that translate to infinite career opportunities. With an emphasis on leadership, many graduates excel in leadership positions in dynamic fields such as sustainability, public policy, lobbying, sales, government, imaging science, space exploration, medicine, and much more.

The MS degree in chemistry is offered on a full- or part-time basis. The program is designed to fill the needs of the traditional student or the practicing chemist who is employed full time and wishes to pursue a graduate degree on a part-time basis.... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Understand how humans perceive and interact with color in this unique program that has limitless applications. ... [+]

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Color science is a fundamental field of science that is dedicated to understanding the creation of colored stimuli, sources of illumination, and ultimately the human perception of color. RIT’s graduate color science degree is designed for students who have a background in physics, chemistry, imaging science, computer science, electrical engineering, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physiology, or any other discipline that lends itself to the quantitative description of color. At the only university in the nation offering this program of study, you will be exposed to the rich, dynamic field of color science through theory and practical application.

Broadly interdisciplinary, encompassing physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, and psychology, the curriculum leads to a master of science degree in color science, educates students using a broad interdisciplinary approach. This is the only graduate program in the country devoted to this discipline and it is designed for students whose undergraduate majors are in physics, chemistry, imaging science, computer science, electrical engineering, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physiology, or any discipline pertaining to the quantitative description of color.... [-]

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August 2020
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

A focus on the humanities and social sciences combined with marketing, information technology, digital publishing, or discipline of your choosing, provides a solid framew ... [+]

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Communication and the technologies for message creation and dissemination are at the center of dramatic economic, social, and cultural changes occurring as a result of technological development and global connectedness. The master of science degree in communication and media technologies is an advanced interdisciplinary program combining liberal arts courses in communication with course work in an applied or professional program. Students will become adept at the analysis of communication problems, the development of solutions, and the creation of messages as a result of their combined training in the social sciences, humanities, and applied technologies.

Communication courses rooted in the humanities and social sciences provide students with the opportunity to gain a broad, historical understanding of issues in communication, including the ethical, legal, and social dimensions. Additional courses give students advanced guidance in the creation of written and visual message content. Courses in applied technologies or professional programs provide opportunities for implementation and application. The required thesis combines knowledge, practice, original research, and application under the guidance of a graduate advisement committee.... [-]

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August 2019
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Quantitative analysts are in high demand. Become an asset to any company as you learn computational strategies to generate profits and reduce company risks. ... [+]

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The computational finance program produces quantitative analysts who design and implement financial models used by banks and investment companies to generate profits and reduce risk. Computational analytics experts also support other industries and business functions that reach beyond banking and finance. The computational finance masters help you expand your skills into fields that are in great demand and feature high salaries. The program is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of industries.

The MS in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Professionals in these fields use their strengths in business, modeling, and data analysis to understand and use complex financial models.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
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12 - 17 months
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The computer engineering master's degree emphasizes the adoption of design methodology and the application of sophisticated engineering tools to the design and developmen ... [+]

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The computer engineering masters focuses on the design and development of computer and computer-integrated systems, with consideration to such engineering factors as function, performance, security, and sustainability. Computer engineers design and build these systems to meet application and system requirements with attention to the hardware-software interaction. The program emphasizes the careful adoption of design methodology and the application of sophisticated engineering tools. The intensive programming and laboratory work requirements ensure significant, high level, specialized knowledge, and experience with modern facilities and state-of-the-art design tools.

The MS degree in computer engineering provides students with a high level of specialized knowledge in computer engineering, strengthening their ability to successfully formulate solutions to current technical problems, and offers a significant independent learning experience in preparation for further graduate study or for continuing professional development at the leading edge of the discipline. The program accommodates applicants with undergraduate degrees in computer engineering or related programs such as electrical engineering or computer science. (Some additional bridge courses may be required for applicants from undergraduate degrees outside of computer engineering).... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Computer graphics and visualization, data management, and intelligent systems are just a few topics you’ll explore while developing the skills to keep up in this ever-cha ... [+]

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The computer science master is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree (or minor) in computer science, as well as those who have a strong background in a field in which computers are applied, such as engineering, science, or business. You’ll apply theoretical principles underlying computer science, ensuring you acquire the intellectual tools necessary to keep up-to-date in this rapidly evolving discipline. With focused course work in areas such as computer graphics and visualization, data management, distributed systems, intelligent systems, programming languages and tools, and security, you’ll be prepared for career advancement in a range of areas.

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Develop a solid foundation in cybersecurity as you understand how integrated systems are designed and developed, and the leadership skills that are paramount for guiding ... [+]

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There is critical importance to building security and survivability into the hardware and software of computing systems as they are designed and developed, rather than trying to add it on once these systems have been designed, developed, and installed. The MS in computing security gives students an understanding of the technological and ethical roles of computing security in today's society and its importance across the breadth of computing disciplines. This cybersecurity masters enables students to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation in secure computing, preparing them for leadership positions in the computing security industry, academia, or research careers, or to pursue a more advanced degree in a computing discipline.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Contribute to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice and policy analysis knowledge through applied research as you develop your problem-solving and critical t ... [+]

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RIT’s criminal justice master’s degree fosters the creation of new knowledge through active research in agencies and the community. Students learn and apply problem-solving skills rooted in areas of individual interest with an emphasis on applied research. The degree enables graduates to enter successful careers in criminal justice agencies, policy analysis, or pursue further education in a criminal justice doctoral program.

The MS degree in criminal justice emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to urban studies with a focus on public safety. The program stresses training in policy analysis and practice, particularly as it is relevant to community and urban issues.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Demand is high for professionals skilled in both analytics and computing. Enhance your skill set by learning to manage large-scale data sets in this highly applied progra ... [+]

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One of the hottest fields in computing, the data science masters gives you the practical and theoretical skills to handle large-scale data management and analysis challenges that arise in today's data-driven organizations. This program appeals to professionals looking to enhance their skill set and includes opportunities for customized course work within the broad field of data science and its various application areas.

In response to the growing need to generate and analyze meaningful data across all industries, demand is on the rise for a new breed of professionals skilled in both analytics and computing. By 2020, data science job openings are projected to grow by 15 percent. The MS in data science encourages students to work with faculty experts in the field of data science, analytics, and infrastructure who provide hands-on experience solving real problems. The curriculum includes opportunities for students to choose elective courses to pursue a variety of career paths within the broad field of data science and its various application areas. The program prepares students—regardless of their scientific, engineering, or business background—to pursue a career in data science.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Merge technology, engineering, and science and apply it to practical, industrial, and business applications to become a leader in your field. ... [+]

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In the electrical engineering masters, students can customize a specialty of their choosing while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. The MS degree in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. The program gives you the skills to solve business and industry challenges and deploy high-level solutions to problems affecting the world of engineering technology today. Students may choose among the following six options: communication, control, and robotics, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Earning your masters in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures means learning to lead the way in introducing unique solutions to global problems. RIT’s well-renowned re ... [+]

Overview

The MS degree in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures focuses on the entrepreneurial and innovation process, by which inventions or creative new ideas are brought to market. Graduates achieve a unique combination of technical and business expertise that is especially relevant to start-up ventures or professionals supporting small business start-ups.

Plan of study

The program requires students to complete 30 credit hours consisting of six required core courses designed to increase a student’s knowledge of accounting, organizational behavior and leadership, technology management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and product commercialization; two innovation courses that increase student's knowledge of managing the innovation process; and two elective courses that provide students with additional background in areas of interest.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet their sustainabili ... [+]

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Management of environmental, health and safety issues has changed significantly in recent years. The emergence of voluntary standards and codes of conduct, including international standards, coupled with the need to manage costs and limited resources, has resulted in a trend to move beyond regulatory compliance. Now, companies work toward sustainability through the use of integrated environmental and management systems, which are woven into key business processes. The environmental management master provides students with a solid foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental, health and safety management systems that can move organizations toward a more sustainable and socially responsible future.... [-]

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August 2020
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The multidisciplinary approach taken in this program produces skilled professionals who are able to tackle the biggest problems plaguing our environment using a holistic ... [+]

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Habitat loss, global climate change, water, and air pollution, ozone depletion, species invasions, loss of biodiversity, and the accumulation of toxic wastes are among the many environmental dilemmas our society faces each day. These complex problems pit environmental limits against economic development, diverse cultures, ethics, values, and social stability, and therefore require an understanding of science, policy, society, history, and economics in order to address problems realistically and effectively. Environmental scientists must use integrated and holistic approaches to understand and find sustainable solutions to these problems. Graduates of the environmental science masters are well prepared for a variety of environmentally sustainable careers including consulting, research, policy, and outreach, or further graduate work in a doctoral program.... [-]

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Contribute meaningful work to multiple fields of psychology while you explore and apply scientific methods to human development, social interactions, and behavioral relat ... [+]

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In the experimental psychology masters degree, students are trained to apply scientific methods to basic psychological processes in perception, brain and behavior relationships, thinking, memory, learning, social interactions, human development, and related areas. It is a broad and flexible program that provides a solid stepping-stone into careers or further study in psychology. A choice of tracks – in experimental psychology or engineering psychology – allows students to specialize their degree toward their career goals and aspirations.

The MS program in experimental psychology builds on the strengths of faculty research and student interests in experimental psychology broadly defined. The program as a whole provides a foundation for further advanced academic study in human factors and/or experimental psychology.... [-]

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January 2020
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Encompassing corporate finance, investment management, banking, insurance, consulting, and more, the finance master’s degree unlocks the world of finance and prepares you ... [+]

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The MS degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis, and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Plan of study

The program of study consists of 10 courses and a field exam.

Industries Investment/Portfolio Management Commercial Banking and Credit Investment Banking Government (Local, State, Federal)

Curriculum

Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers FINC-725 Securities and Investment Analysis FINC-740 Options and Futures FINC-790 Field Exam Preparatory Finance Electives General Electives ... [-]
USA Rochester
August 2019
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1 - 2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Explore the simulation, edutainment, or visualization landscape as you enhance your game design and development skills to create truly innovative games. ... [+]

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In the game design and development masters, students explore the entertainment technology landscape as well as other related areas. The program simultaneously covers the breadth of the game design and development landscape through study in topics such as computer graphics, game engines, interactive narrative, and game world design. The program is characterized by a clear focus on development, but also educates developers in the design process. The degree is intended specifically for students who aspire to hold careers within the professional games industry or a related field such as simulation, edutainment or visualization.

The program's curriculum consists of required courses, a choice of five advanced electives, and a capstone experience. This is a two-year, on-campus, cohort-based program in which students are admitted through a portfolio review process. During the second year, students form development teams that construct a working game engine and software title as the program capstone experience. This requirement includes both individual and group expectations. The capstone culminates in a defense before program faculty, as well as a public exhibition. Combined, these requirements provide a unique and comprehensive educational experience for individuals who aspire to a career in the game development industry.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The MS degree in health care interpretation is designed to meet the demand for nationally-certified sign language interpreters who wish to work in health care environment ... [+]

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The Master of Science degree program in health care interpretation is designed to meet the demands of nationally certified sign language interpreters desiring a master’s degree specific to working in health care environments. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf's Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education administers the program with some course work contributed by RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology. This unique program:

Meets the growing demand for specialized sign language health care interpreters as more deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals enter medical/health care fields. Increases the number of specialized sign language interpreters working in patient health care settings. Prepares interpreters to work in leadership roles in the health care interpreting field. ... [-]
USA Rochester
August 2020
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1 - 2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Draw conclusions about models and theories associated with hospitality and tourism in a global environment; and analyze, evaluate, and apply hospitality and tourism data ... [+]

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The MS degree in hospitality and tourism management prepares students to step into numerous mid-level hospitality and tourism management and government policy positions. The program is focused on hospitality business planning, branding, economic management, and development of quality processes to deliver exceptional leadership within many service and corporate settings and at post-secondary academic institutions. The program also provides research-oriented training in the theory and methodologies pertaining to hospitality and tourism to prepare graduates for advanced study at the doctoral level.

Plan of study

The program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The length of time required to earn a degree varies according to the student’s undergraduate preparation and the number of graduate courses taken per semester. To earn the MS degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The curriculum is a combination of required core courses in hospitality and tourism management and elective courses chosen by the student to meet career interests and objectives. Course offerings generally are scheduled for evenings or via online learning to facilitate part-time students.... [-]

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January 2020
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1 - 2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

By studying how people interact with websites, computer systems, emerging technologies, and software, you will be able to create intuitive technological interfaces that w ... [+]

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Explore the design methods, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. Building on decades of research in psychology and human behavior, the human-computer interaction master’s degree focuses on the skills needed by user-experience researchers and computing professionals, including observing how people interact with websites and software and the design new technologies to help them accomplish their goals. With computing moving rapidly away from the traditional desktop, companies need professionals that understand how evolving technologies can be designed to be intuitive, effective, and compelling for users.

Human-computer interaction addresses the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing and computing-based systems for the benefit of human use. HCI research is driven by technological advances and the increasing pervasiveness of computing devices in our society. With an emphasis on making computing technologies more user-friendly, HCI has emerged as a dynamic, multifaceted area of study that merges theory from science, engineering, and design—as well as concepts and methodologies from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and industrial design—with the technical concerns of computing.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
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2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Get the skills needed to help an organization with its workforce needs. By incorporating a global focus into the master's of human resources degree, RIT ensures that our ... [+]

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Get the skills needed to help an organization with its workforce needs. By incorporating a global focus into the master's of human resources degree, RIT ensures that our graduates can maximize human potential, increase productivity, and retain great talent. You will be able to successfully plan and execute corporate strategy related to human capital, develop workplace talent, retain valuable employees, and much more. Whether you’re starting a career in human resources or enhancing your competencies in training, instructional design, performance management, and employee development, you’ll graduate as a strategic leader of the human potential in your organization.

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USA Rochester
January 2020
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2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Further your understanding of the development and implementation of imaging systems. This knowledge can be applied to a variety of areas, including remote sensing, enviro ... [+]

Overview

The Masters in imaging science prepares you for research positions in the imaging industry or in the application of various imaging modalities to problems in engineering and science. This emerging field integrates engineering, math, physics, computer science, and psychology to understand and develop imaging systems and technology. You’ll explore the creation and interpretation of image forming systems that are used in a broad range of applications from environmental forecasting and remote sensing to the analysis of the physical properties of radiation-sensitive materials. The Masters in imaging science is geared towards advancing and broadening the skills of professionals working in the imaging industry.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

An in-depth look at the contemporary manufacturing process, product development, logistics, and a customized curriculum that includes research opportunities that prepare ... [+]

Overview

Focused on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy, this master of science in industrial and systems engineering allows you to customize your course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. You will graduate with a variety of skills in the areas of contemporary manufacturing processes, product development, ergonomic analysis, logistics and supply chain management, and sustainable design and development.

The MS degree in industrial and systems engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Faculty members are currently conducting applied project and research work in the areas of contemporary manufacturing processes/systems, ergonomic/biomedical analysis, logistics and supply chain management, sustainable design and development, systems engineering/product development, and systems simulation.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Dive deeper into the study of how information is understood and applied as you work to solve the unexplored problems that are challenging the computing industry. ... [+]

Overview

Technology has woven itself into the fabric of society, binding people and information closer together than ever before. This new digital era brings with it exciting innovations. It also brings a host of new, unexplored problems that can be unlocked through data analytics. The MS in information sciences and technologies provides an opportunity for an in-depth, career-oriented study that explores how information is understood and leverages the most current data analytics techniques to address industry problems.

The internet has brought a new kind of democracy where all information is created equal. No longer the sole province of experts and the traditional media, it has become grassroots, viral, and global. The sheer volume and lightning speed of information transfer has changed how the world communicates, educates, learns, and ultimately solves problems. As the web and its related technologies evolve, users need help in managing these new tools.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Further your understanding of the design process as you prepare to work with creative development teams. ... [+]

Overview

The integrative design program enables students with artistic, technical, engineering, and management backgrounds to study and successfully engage with creative development teams. This one-year design master’s degree develops your understanding of the theories, methods, processes of design, and their application in product and service development.

The MS in integrative design establishes a variety of creative design thinking techniques in areas such as systems thinking, brainstorming, immersions, contextual relevance, and empathy will be used to develop an in-depth understanding of the design process, the product/service life cycle, product/service feasibility, and the integration of social responsibility in product/service design. The program enables students with artistic, technical, engineering, and management backgrounds to study and to successfully engage in creative development teams.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Gain the problem-solving skills needed for success in a variety of management positions. Designed both for students without business experience or those who have earned a ... [+]

Overview

The MS in management is designed for students who have a liberal arts, science, or technology background and who have little to no experience in business management. The 9- to 12-month program provides students with a solid foundation in business expertise while offering a specialization in one of the following tracks: global management and supply chain management, product and service development, leadership, or flexible.

Plan of study

The program consists of 30 credit hours, which includes a graduate project or comprehensive exam. Students selecting a graduate project should use one of their electives to enroll in Graduate Project (MGMT-791) in the spring or summer term.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. The prog ... [+]

Overview

The MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. The program combines engineering, business, and management functions to effectively guide and lead in a range of manufacturing enterprises.

The program is offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology in collaboration with the Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Plan of study

The program consists of 36 semester credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a three-course concentration, electives, and a capstone project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. Concentrations are available in product design, automation, quality, or electronics manufacturing. Students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses depending on their background and the concentration they select. The graduate director may approve the waiver of courses in the prerequisite group from graduation requirements, depending on a student's academic and employment background.... [-]

USA Rochester
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Providing experienced engineers and business professionals with the leadership need to optimize business operations in a range of organizations and industries. ... [+]

Overview

The master of science in manufacturing leadership is for experienced engineers, business, and technical professionals who aspire to high-level positions in operations, supply chain management, and process improvement. The program integrates business and engineering management courses, delivering them online or on-campus where students continue to work while taking classes.

Manufacturing leadership is a focused program developed jointly by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing, and operations, lean systems thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or service management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, with several courses available on campus. Students may start any term (fall, spring, summer) and complete courses at their own pace.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Provide solutions to a number of different fields including energy, medicine, clothing, and equipment production through the study of materials science. ... [+]

Overview

The material science masters explore a fascinating area of study that contributes solutions to challenges facing fields as diverse as energy, medicine, clothing, and sporting equipment. The program is designed to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials. The materials science degree offers a serious interdisciplinary learning experience in materials studies, crossing over the traditional boundaries of such classical disciplines like chemistry, physics, and engineering.

The MS degree in materials science and engineering offered jointly by the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is designed with a variety of options to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

A focused, in-depth examination of mechanical engineering disciplines (e.g., dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and energy systems) that prepare you to en ... [+]

Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Masters produces graduates who are leaders in their respective fields who are ready to tackle high-level problems as practicing professionals. Designed for students who desire advanced training in specific areas of mechanical engineering, the master of science acts as a prelude to a career in either research or industry. Students can choose to focus on a variety of disciplines including dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, energy systems, or more.

The MS degree in mechanical engineering consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis). A limited number of credit hours may be transferred from graduate courses taken outside the university, provided such courses complement a student’s proposed graduate program in the mechanical engineering department. An adviser will review course work for possible transfer credit. Upon matriculation into the MS program, the student should formulate a plan of study in consultation with an adviser.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Deepen your understanding of the importance of graphic communication and immerse yourself in the technologies that are changing the industry. ... [+]

Overview

All businesses and organizations rely on graphic communications to increase their effectiveness in communicating ideas, instructions, and concepts. A graduate with a media masters understands the value of information design and recognizes the many ways it can be used to positively impact the bottom line. In the media arts and technology program, you will learn to leverage emerging technologies to your advantage. With a management focus, technical expertise, and comprehensive knowledge of how to drive the graphics process from concept through completion, you will be an attractive prospect in a wide range of industries, including education, engineering, marketing, research science, human resources, public relations, and more.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Microelectronic engineering affects nearly all aspects of our daily lives. RIT’s microelectronic engineering program is considered a world leader in the education of semi ... [+]

Overview

Integrated microelectronic or nanoelectronic circuits and sensors drive our global economy, increase our productivity, and help improve our quality of life. Semiconductor and photonic devices impact virtually every aspect of human life, from communication, entertainment, and transportation to health, solid-state lighting, and solar cells. RIT’s microelectronic engineering program is considered a world leader in the education of semiconductor process engineers.

The microelectronic engineering masters provides a unique combination of physics, chemistry, and engineering in a state-of-the-art facility to prepare graduates for the real world. With internationally renowned professors with years of experience, courses are grounded in reality – practical skill and advanced theory, combine for comprehensive learning. Put your knowledge to work with a microelectronic engineering master from RIT.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Trends in network communications—unifying wired and wireless infrastructures, Cloud computing, scalability, collaboration tools, and security—can only be coalesced into r ... [+]

Overview

Trends in network communications—unifying wired and wireless infrastructures, Cloud computing, scalability, collaboration tools, and security—can only be coalesced into reliable communication services if there are highly educated and technically proficient networking and systems administration professionals who understand both traditional and emerging communication technologies as well as how to apply these technologies to organizational needs and opportunities.

The explosion in ubiquitous computing today means an increased need for greater efficiency and for better management oversight in the provision of IT services. Network environments are not only becoming increasingly complex, but there is also a greater recognition of the power of information technology to be a strategic enabler of corporate growth and adaptation.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Create visually stunning, environmentally friendly packaging that’s functional and durable enough to sustain environmental and physical hazards. ... [+]

Overview

Designed to educate packaging professionals to become experts in the packaging development process, the MS degree in packaging science focuses on how to select raw materials, design, and create functional packaging that withstands environmental, chemical, and physical hazards during distribution and transportation, and to create aesthetically pleasing packages to pique consumer interest. Through a combination of theoretical and application-focused learning experiences, students gain comprehensive knowledge related to packaging design, package testing, product marketing, project management, and quality control.

The packaging science program consists of 36 credit hours comprised of six required core courses, elective courses, and either a comprehensive exam, a capstone project, or a thesis. The total number of elective courses depends on the student's choice of the exam, project, or thesis option. Faculty advisors assist in selecting an option that best meets a student's career aspirations.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Solidify your understanding of the core aspects of physics in both research and technical skill as you study the areas of physics that support your career interests. ... [+]

Overview

RIT’s master's degree in physics offers both research and professional option, and provides advanced knowledge in core areas of physics, including electrodynamics, quantum, and classical mechanics, and statistical physics, as well as one or more sub-areas of physics that correspond to your individual interests and career aspirations. You’ll work with program faculty to develop a tailored individual academic plan that supports your individual career aspirations.

The MS program in physics is designed to provide flexible options that can be tailored to the specific career goals and disciplinary interests of students seeking graduate training in fundamental and/or applied areas of physics. The program is suitable as either a means to further career development or as preparation for further graduate study. Nationally, MS Physics graduates are highly employable across all economic sectors, spanning a wide variety of exciting opportunities within the private sector (especially in engineering and computer/information technology), in government labs and agencies, and in university level and secondary education.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

This program is transitioning to the College of Engineering Technology, to be completed on July 1, 2019. The MS program in print media offers students an opportunity to e ... [+]

Overview

This program is transitioning to the College of Engineering Technology, to be completed on July 1, 2019. The MS program in print media offers students an opportunity to explore new areas of research in the graphic communications field. The program's faculty and curriculum focus on establishing quality and efficiencies pertaining to business, technology, and processes in graphic communications. Recent student research includes 3D printing quality analysis, consumer preferences for printed textiles, user experience in digital publishing, and implementation of lean techniques in printing. Our faculty are experts in many different areas, including print, business, color management, web and IT, digital publishing, imaging, and typography. Students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience by working with faculty as graduate assistants either in the classroom or assisting with faculty research. Graduates are employed as industry leaders in advertising, publishing, business operations, communication processes, and product developments.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Engineering and business principles combine to give you the knowledge you need to lead product development teams and ultimately step into leadership positions in your car ... [+]

Overview

The master of science in product development is a leadership program for experienced engineers and technical specialists who aspire to high-level positions associated with product innovation. The program integrates business and engineering management courses, delivering them in online or on-campus where students continue to work while taking classes.

New products and services are the lifeblood of today's high technology firms, and companies need more technically grounded leaders to drive the engine for business growth. The MS in product development integrates business and engineering courses consistent with cross-functional, end-to-end product development and the systems perspective critical to conceive, create, launch, and support today’s complex product portfolios. Participants acquire the foundation skills and strategic perspective necessary to become future leaders and senior managers responsible for driving business growth through new products and services. In short, the product development program prepares today’s technical experts for successful careers as project leaders and technically grounded senior managers of their enterprises.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

A master’s degree that provides you with flexibility and independence to craft an individual graduate program unique to your interests and career aspirations. ... [+]

Overview

The professional studies masters program enables students to create an individualized plan of study tailored to their personal and professional goals. The degree offers students the opportunity to draw on more than 50 of RIT's graduate programs to gain the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to respond successfully to new and emerging career opportunities.

For example, students interested in integrating sustainability into their career as a facilities manager might combine courses from the sustainability and facility management programs. Educators may be interested in combining courses from the school psychology and secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing programs to improve their knowledge of special learning populations and the social issues students face in today's educational environments. There is a wide range of concentrations that can be created based on each student's professional career aspirations.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Help children and adolescents achieve academic and community success as you work to minimize learning and behavioral difficulties while enhancing educational success. ... [+]

Overview

A school psychologist works with young children; elementary, junior high, and high school students; teachers and administrators; parents; and various educational professionals to offer services to prevent or improve existing student difficulties and enhance the educational success of all children. Through diagnostic testing, counseling, consultation, and intervention, school psychologist programs help students deal with learning and behavioral difficulties and help improve students’ adjustment to school and their community. The school psychology master prepares students for provisional New York state certification as school psychologists. Designed to provide students with a strong background in psychological foundations, the program develops professional skills and competencies in assessment, counseling, consultation, and program evaluation.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Public policy theories are paired with engineering, science, and technology to prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the formation of effective policy in ... [+]

Overview

The MS degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy enables students to work at the intersection of engineering, science, technology, and public policy. The program builds on RIT’s strengths as a technological university, enabling students to interact with faculty and researchers who are working on scientific developments and technological innovations that drive new public policy considerations. The public policy master is interdisciplinary and draws significantly from disciplines and courses throughout RIT. It is geared toward producing graduates who will make significant contributions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

All students in the MS degree in science, technology, and public policy take a set of policy core courses that emphasize analysis, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary approaches. Students work with an adviser to choose electives that focus their policy studies in a particular area, such as environmental policy, climate change policy, health care policy, STEM education policy, telecommunications policy, or energy policy. Typical students include those with science or engineering backgrounds seeking to broaden their career opportunities in government or business settings, as well as those with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts (e.g., economics) who are interested in science, technology, and policy issues. Full-time students can typically finish the program in one to two years. The program prides itself on working one-on-one with students to ensure that their educational needs and academic goals are attained.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The MS degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepares students to meet the national need for teachers of secondary students who are de ... [+]

Overview

The MS degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepares students to meet the national need for teachers of secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program prepares teachers as effective and ethical practitioners and also as scholars and leaders in the profession.

Faculty members are international leaders in research and are highly skilled in the education of deaf people. A carefully designed system of faculty advisement is a prominent feature of the program. On-campus facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and a well-established system of educational access services combine to make this a vital program for both deaf and hearing students who desire careers as professional educators of deaf students.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Having a 360-degree view of customers, the ability to formulate and execute strategic initiatives, and being a visionary leadership that all companies need to be successf ... [+]

Overview

Having a 360-degree view of customers, the ability to formulate and execute strategic initiatives, and being a visionary leadership that all companies need to be successful – these are the goals the master's degree in service leadership and innovation.

Today’s global economy requires visionary management, a 360-degree view of customers, and breakthrough service strategies. The MS degree in service leadership and innovation allows those who work in any industry to transform their organization through novel ways of thinking, problem-solving, and projecting the future. By learning how to see and capitalize on opportunities that others miss, graduates of the program are positioned to take employees, and themselves, to new levels of success in a constantly changing world.... [-]

USA Rochester
May 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Gain hands-on experience through team-based and individual projects to further your understanding of the development and implementation of modern software systems. ... [+]

Overview

As you pursue a software engineering masters your educational experience will parallel the realities of the industry as you learn how to define, design, develop, and deliver modern software. Utilize computer science theories to create software that allows computers to meet the demands of an ever-changing, technologically-dependent society. Conduct research in many areas including big data analysis and mining software repositories. And gain hands-on experience through team-based projects that help you master modern software engineering techniques.

Our program accepts students from many educational backgrounds, including new graduates and professionals interested in a software engineering career. We have a bridge course that we offer to help students get up to speed on programming and basic computing concepts. We have successfully graduated students with degrees in engineering, science, business, and education. Our graduates master modern software engineering techniques in a team setting using state-of-the-art tools and platforms.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Narrow your focus to a specific area of study as you find new ways to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle, from conception, developme ... [+]

Overview

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into the design of product, process, and energy systems. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle of a product or process while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders. This environmental engineering degree builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Designed to help students from any academic background gain a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of sustainability. In as little as one year, you’ll learn to ... [+]

Overview

Sustainable Systems accepts students from any academic background and encompasses a wide range of interdisciplinary studies in sustainability science. Here, you won’t be restricted to one sustainability topic or methodology. You will comprehensively learn and experience the methods that lead to environmental, social, technological, and business success, working one-on-one with a faculty advisor to tailor the degree to your sustainability interests.

In the Sustainable Systems MS, you will start with a broad foundation of knowledge in environmental life cycle assessment, sustainable decision making, economic and policy strategies, and more. Then, you will have the opportunity to customize your degree in areas that suit your interests and career goals—such as renewable energy or mobility—as well as get the hands-on experience that employers are seeking. In as little as one year of study, you will be prepared to make sustainability decisions that you can apply to any career.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The telecommunications industry has driven technological innovation and provided outstanding career opportunities for people with the right technical and leadership skill ... [+]

Overview

The telecommunications industry has driven technological innovation and provided outstanding career opportunities for people with the right technical and leadership skills. New services offered through the internet, mobility via wireless technology, and extreme capacity created by fiber optics, as well as the evolution of policy and regulation, are shaping the telecommunication network of the future. The MS in telecommunications engineering technology focuses on developing an advanced level of skill and knowledge needed by future leaders in the industry. This program is designed for individuals who seek advancement into managerial roles in the dynamic telecommunications environment.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Master

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century a ... [+]

Overview

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century architect. The program produces broad-thinking architects well grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability who can apply their knowledge and talents to the architectural problems posed by the modern city.

Plan of study

Students are required to complete 105 credit hours. Designed as a full-time program, courses are offered on campus, primarily during the day. Much of the course work is studio-based and includes technical courses, sustainability courses, and electives. In addition to three required sustainability courses, students take one sustainability elective. Students prepare a thesis during their final year of study. Students take four graduate electives, drawn from courses offered by the colleges of Art and Design, Business, Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Liberal Arts. In addition to course work, students must fulfill one co-op experience and one global experience.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Combine your engineering knowledge with business insights to successfully manage an engineering or technology focused company. ... [+]

Overview

The engineering management masters combines technical expertise with managerial skills to focus on the management of engineering and technological enterprises. Students learn the technology involved in engineering projects and the business processes through which technology is applied. The objective is to provide a solid foundation in the areas commonly needed by managers who oversee engineers and engineering projects: organizational behavior, finance, and accounting.

The engineering management curriculum is a combination of engineering courses from the College of Engineering's industrial and systems engineering program with management courses from Saunders College of Business. The ME degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of study, comprised of nine courses and a capstone project.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Optimize integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy by improving your skills in statistics, engineering, operations, manufacturing, and m ... [+]

Overview

The master of engineering in industrial and systems engineering focuses on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The program emphasizes specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, computer, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. The overarching goal of industrial and systems engineering is the optimization of the system, regardless of whether the activity engaged in is a manufacturing, distribution, or a service-related capacity. Students graduate with a variety of skills in the areas of applied statistics/quality, ergonomics/human factors, operations research/simulation, manufacturing, and systems engineering.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Apply mechanical engineering principles and theories to enhance your skills through formal education and training, and independent inquiry. ... [+]

Overview

The mechanical engineering masters prepares graduates to support the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering. Students will work independently as well as collaboratively with leaders in the industry while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession. Ultimately, graduates will enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.

The ME in mechanical engineering is intended to be a terminal degree program designed for those who do not expect to pursue a doctoral degree, but who wish to become a leader within the mechanical engineering field. This program is particularly well-suited for students who wish to study part-time, for those interested in updating their technical skills, or for those who are not focused on a research-oriented master of science degree, which requires a thesis. A conventional thesis is not required for the program. In its place, students complete a capstone experience, which may be a design project leadership course or a well-organized and carefully chosen industrial internship. A research methods course may also fulfill the capstone experience; however, this option is primarily intended for students who are considering transitioning to the MS program in mechanical engineering. (Courses taken within the ME program are transferrable to the MS program.)... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Develop a knowledge of chemistry, physics, and engineering to better understand integrated circuit technology in microelectronics manufacturing. ... [+]

Overview

The microelectronics manufacturing engineering masters covers the intensive aspects of integrated circuit technology, modeling and simulation techniques, and hands-on laboratory verification of these processes. In the laboratory, students from various engineering and science backgrounds design and fabricate semiconductor circuits, learn how to utilize imaging equipment, develop and create systems, and manufacture and test their own integrated circuits in our cleanroom. Microelectronics manufacturing at RIT utilizes many different disciplines such as chemistry, physics, and engineering to provide a degree that makes our students very sought after in the job market.

The ME in microelectronics manufacturing engineering provides a broad-based education for students who are interested in a career in the semiconductor industry and hold a bachelor’s degree in traditional engineering or other science disciplines.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Minimize the effects a product has on the environment at every stage of its lifecycle – from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and ... [+]

Overview

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders.

The master of engineering in sustainable engineering is multidisciplinary and managed by the industrial and systems engineering department. The program builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management. The degree program is offered on campus and may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Dive deeper into your examination of glass as you develop your artistic expression through research, experimentation, and in-depth critiques. ... [+]

Overview

Develop your personal creative voice through intensive research, discussion, critique, and experimentation in glass. In the glass master’s degree, you are given full access to a complete glass facility and individual studio space. Graduate studio courses, seminar courses, and in-depth critiques give you a deeper understanding of the craft as you design pieces that flourish your personal expression.

The MFA in glass is a two-year program of study. An individual studio space serves to strengthen your technique and practice in designing pieces that reflect your personal expression of the medium. Graduate studio courses, seminar courses, and in-depth critiques are offered in conjunction with thesis planning and implementation to provide you with a deep understanding of glass. In addition to course work and creative production, you are exposed to a broad range of critical issues related to the conception and production of art, to inspire and provoke critical reflection and facilitate the development of a thesis exhibition and supporting documentation.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Explore design theory, design history, and human-centered design as you create a range of consumer products. ... [+]

Overview

Form, function, and experience tell a story of considered design and the best possible outcome. The industrial design masters will enhance your career success by further developing your knowledge in the design process and technology. This project-based program allows you to explore design theory, design history, and human-centered design. You will conduct unique research on various topics of interest, which will further your understanding of the industry and society. As you conclude your studies, you will obtain hands-on experience in technical competence, analytical thought, sustainability, and transdisciplinary collaboration, all key to fueling your career.

The MFA in industrial design is for career enhancement or redirection. The educational experience is project-oriented, requiring research into design methods and technologies. Cross-disciplinary collaboratives provide an experiential dimension.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Challenge traditional ways of thinking as you create works that leave a lasting impression. ... [+]

Overview

The MFA in metals and jewelry design is a professional degree for practicing artists, craftspeople, or designers who desire to leave a lasting impression on their fields through devotion to their work and the high standards of discipline and artistic ideals. This jewelry design degree challenges conventional thinking. In this major, you’ll improve your knowledge and experience working with different theories and materials while you are challenged to think unconventionally in order to redefine industry standards.

The MFA in metals and jewelry design is generally a two-year, full-time program that involves the presentation of a thesis, which includes written documentation and a formal exhibition of a body of work.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Acquire the conceptual, academic and technical skills needed to succeed as an artist in the field of photography and related media. ... [+]

Overview

The masters in photography and related media emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. This photography masters degree program encourages graduate study in photography and related media as a means to personal, aesthetic, intellectual, and career development.

The curriculum provides a focus of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths each individual brings to the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to seek careers in fields including education, museum or gallery work, or as self-employed visual artists.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

By fully understanding the importance of the user experience and the various aspects of digital design, your work can fuel technological innovation. ... [+]

Overview

This visual communications degree offers a comprehensive opportunity to investigate the intersection of graphic, interaction and motion design. You will focus on conceptualizing and creating user-centered design wherever there is a screen or digital experience. This can include mobile phones, automotive instrument panels, medical devices, wearables and more. This major reinforces the importance of user experience design by combining insight from all areas of design. Choose to focus your studies or combine course sequences from communication design, interaction design, motion design, and design studies. By combining historical, communication and aesthetic theory, principles, and creativity, your work will anticipate design evolution and lead innovation.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus

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