As one of the world’s leading technological institutions, RIT is a vibrant, connected community that is home to diverse, ambitious, and creative students from more than 100 countries. It offers an incredible array of academic programs; a diverse, committed, and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; and an unusual emphasis on experiential learning.

Degree Programs by the Numbers


Ph.D. Programs

Doctorate degrees are available in astrophysical sciences and technology, biomedical and chemical engineering, business administration, cognitive science, color science, computing and information sciences, electrical and computer engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, mechanical and industrial engineering, microsystems engineering, physics, and sustainability.

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Master’s Degrees

Graduate degrees include master of architecture (M.Arch.), master of business administration (MBA), master of engineering (ME), master of fine arts (MFA), master of science (MS), and master of science for teachers (MST).

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Bachelor’s Degrees

A full range of undergraduate degrees in areas as diverse as art and design, business, engineering, science and math, criminal justice, cybersecurity, photography, environmental studies, hospitality and service management, information technology, game design and development, bioinformatics, and many other exciting, innovative areas.

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Accelerated Dual-Degree Programs

Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years of study, saving you time and money.

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University of Firsts

1982 Nation’s first microelectronics bachelor of science program specializing in the fabrication of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits
1983 First university in the nation to offer a bachelor of science degree in biotechnology
1990 Nation’s first imaging science doctoral program
1991 First fully online program—years before the rest of higher education entered the online arena
1993 First nationally recognized information technology degree
1996 First university to offer an undergraduate degree in software engineering
2002 World’s first and only doctoral program in microsystems engineering
2008 World’s first doctoral program focusing on sustainable production systems
2012 Among the first universities to create a department dedicated to computing security
2016 One of the nation’s first universities to offer a bachelor of science degree in digital humanities and social science