RIT is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive computing colleges in the United States. We offer a wide variety of graduate computing-related programs. These programs prepare students for careers in security, cryptography, artificial intelligence, robotics, software engineering, human-centered computing, game design, networking, computer science, and more.
In 2016-17, 25 percent of our graduate students completed at least one semester of cooperative education (CPT). More than 600 international students on F-1 and J-1 visas are currently completing 1–3 additional years of post-graduation training (OPT) at companies in the U.S. Our overall class of 2016 graduate student outcome rate was 97.4% and the median starting salary of graduates of these computing programs was approximately $80,000. Companies who have hired graduates of our computing-related programs include Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Cisco, Dell, EBay, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Kodak, McAfee, Microsoft, Panasonic, SONY, Twitter, US Government, Verizon, VISA, Xerox, and Yahoo to name a few.
Take a moment to review and compare these programs and match them up to your interests and career goals.
At RIT we know that students have many academic passions. Because of this, we allow prospective students to apply to multiple academic programs. Don’t hold back, explore all of the great computing programs RIT offers.
Jesse Buonanno graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computing security. As a part of the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program, Buonanno received a scholarship covering the costs of his final two years at RIT. In exchange, students in the program agree to work at a government computing security job for the same number of years that they received the scholarship. After graduating in May, Buonanno began as a cybersecurity engineer with MITRE Corp., a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, in McLean, Va. He got the job after meeting with representatives at an RIT career fair and completing two co-op experiences with the company. At MITRE, Buonanno will help build security solution proof of concepts for problems proposed by agencies, such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. He’ll also maintain an infrastructure for the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project—or CVE list.
Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE Corporation
The NSA masters curriculum at RIT includes a blend of theoretical and practical projects designed to match real-world challenges. Working on diverse set of network appliances and technologies prepared me with these skills and expertise sought by the industry. The advanced courses on upcoming technologies built strong fundamentals that will always help me to work on next generation networks and systems in this ever changing IT space.”
Swagata Dutta Choudhury
Advisory Software Engineer at IBM (part of IBM security division)