CQAS programs are available in online format as well as in traditional classroom format. For details on specific programs, please click on the following:
MS in Applied Statistics
Advanced Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (formerly Statistical Quality)
Advanced Certificate in Applied Statistics (formerly Statistical Methods for Product and Process Improvement)
RIT has distinguished itself as offering one of the premiere
online-learning programs in the nation. Since 1979, when the
university offered its first distance-learning course, RIT
has been a leader in the use of electronic forms of communication
for course interaction. Our online-learning courses have the
same objectives, rigorous workload, tuition and academic credit
as our on-campus courses. The MS degree and the advanced,
graduate, certificates are available through online learning.
No distinction is made between taking courses on campus
or through online learning. In particular, programs earned
partly or entirely through online learning are registered
by the New York State Department of Education and are accredited
by the Middle States Association of the Council for Higher
Education. (The United States organizes their accrediting
bodies regionally, and the Middle States is the highest regional
accreditation available. So this should be considered as a
Every online-learning course offered by the center meets
RIT's rigorous standards. Courses, in addition to the textbook,
typically feature CDs or other media that are professionally
prepared for online learners, not simply videos of recent
lectures. These are accompanied by viewing guides. Courses
may also include additional software, CDs, and other material.
Because online-learning courses are designed for the motivated
professional who is not able to attend on-campus classes,
we recommend enrollment to those over 25 years of age with
at least three years of professional employment.
Strategies for Success
- Take (core) courses early in the program.
- Be sure you meet course prerequisites.
- Fill out the Plan of Study form, discuss it with your advisor, and get it approved by your advisor.
- If you are a full-time worker, you will usually learn more if you take one course each semester. You may find that you do not have the time to really learn the material if you try taking two courses each semester. This is especially true of the more advanced courses.
Online-Learning Course Schedules and Sequencing
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