GRADUATE-LEVEL CREDENTIAL OPTIONS
Build on your Project Management MicroMasters

After earning the RITx MicroMasters in Project Management, students are eligible to apply to RIT’s School of Individualized Study for select graduate programs. If accepted, students with the MicroMasters will be awarded 9 credit hours towards their degree requirements. This allows learners to accelerate their degree completion and pursue an academic credential at a reduced overall cost.

Students can select from the Advanced Certificate in Project Management, or an interdisciplinary, customized Master of Science degree (Professional Studies). For your convenience, you can earn either degree by studying fully online or on campus.

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional Studies or the Advanced Certificate in Project Management programs will have access to an online prep course for the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam.

  • Advanced Certificate in Project Management

    In today’s business-oriented society, project-based organizations and project management have become much more than just a way of conducting business. New growth within these organizations has changed the shape of project management to reveal what is becoming an exciting new career path for many individuals. Project managers have quickly become a necessary asset for many businesses. The Advanced Certificate in Project Management teaches students how to plan, develop, and implement successful projects from initiation to completion.

    RIT’s School of Individualized Study is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider.

    Courses

    The Advanced Certificate in Project Management consists of 12 credit hours.

    • RITx MicroMasters in Project Management
      • Includes successfully completing the verified path in PM9001x Project Management Lifecycle, PM9002x Best Practices for Project Management Success, PM9003x International Project Management, and the final capstone exam.
      • Equivalent of 9 credits
    • Project management elective to be to be planned with your RIT academic advisor (3 credits).
      • Courses are available online or on campus.

    Duration A full-time student could finish the program in 1 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in 2 years. It all depends on how many courses a student takes each session. Please contact us to learn more about your options or if you are ready to get started, apply now.

  • 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. Students completing the RITx MicroMasters in Project Management will have Project Management as one of these areas of study. Students will design one or two additional areas of study with an academic advisor. The degree is completed with a practical, hands-on project (capstone project) directly related to the student’s individualized plan of study.

    Courses The Master of Science in Professional Studies degree consists of 33 credit hours.

    • RITx MicroMasters in Project Management
      • Includes successfully completing the verified path in PM9001x Project Management Lifecycle, PM9002x Best Practices for Project Management Success, PM9003x International Project Management, and the final capstone exam.
      • Equivalent of 9 credits.
    • Context and Trends (3 credits)
    • Six remaining courses, in one or two areas of study, to be planned with your RIT academic advisor (18 credits)
    • Capstone Proposal Seminar (0 credit)
    • Capstone Project (3 credits)

    RIT courses are available online or on campus.

    Duration A full-time student could finish the program in 2 years, and a part-time student could complete the program in 4 years. It all depends on how many courses a student takes each session. Please contact us to learn more about your options or if you are ready to get started, apply now.

  • Why Continue your Education at RIT?
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
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    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 114,000-strong RIT alumni community
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    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
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  • Admission to RIT

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date. All applicants are urged to discuss their plans with a School of Individualized Study program adviser before submitting a formal application.

    To be considered for admission to RIT and the School of Individualized Study, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Submit a current resume, personal statement of educational and career goals, and two letters of recommendation
    • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. See requirements at: https://www.rit.edu/emcs/ptgrad/grad_admission.php#scores