Graduate Salary and Career Info

The Career Services and Cooperative Education team establishes strong relationships with undergraduate and graduate students throughout their college careers. Select a program's name to learn more details. Programs labeled with "ID" indicate that insufficient data exists for that data set- this can be due to low student reporting or the program is new at RIT.

Co-op and Internship Overview
The majority of RIT colleges and programs require a co-op component. Learn more about the different co-op length requirements, the approximate number of students on co-op, and average weekly earnings per college through the Co-op and Internship Overview

A majority of RIT students complete required co-op components within their academic programs. Students report their co-op and complete an evaluation at the end of their experience in order for us to track employers, locations, salaries, learning outcomes, and more.

To collect post-graduation data, the office partners with academic departments to collect this information. Through our First Destination survey, the office learns what our Tigers' plans are after graduation- their current job, starting salaries, graduate school plans, and more. Consistent with other universities, the standard time frame for data collection is up until six months after graduation. Our coordinators continue their support of recent grads in their job search process. New alumni are encouraged to fill out the survey up to six months after graduation. Average first-year salary is created from data collected the past year or the past two years when not enough data is present.

Data below is collected annually and is RIT graduate data from summer 2020 through spring 2021.

Program Co-op Min Co-op Avg Co-op Max Median First-Year Salary for RIT Graduates Average First-Year Salary for RIT Graduates
Accounting and Analytics MS $17.00 $27.40 $33.33 ID ID
Accounting and Financial Analytics Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS ID ID ID $86,000 $87,600
Applied Statistics Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics MS ID ID ID $93,400 $98,000
Architecture M.Arch. ID ID ID ID ID
Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Artificial Intelligence MS ID ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Big Data Analytics Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Bioinformatics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Biomedical Engineering MS ID ID ID ID ID
Business Administration MBA $15.00 $25.11 $45.67 $61,500 $63,300
Business Administration Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Business Administration–Executive MBA ID ID ID ID ID
Business Administration–Online Executive MBA ID ID ID ID ID
Business Analytics MS $18.00 $26.78 $35.00 $77,500 $80,400
Ceramics MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Chemical Engineering MS ID ID ID ID ID
Chemistry MS ID ID ID ID ID
Cognitive Science Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Color Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Color Science Ph.D. $18.00 $38.85 $52.00 ID ID
Communication MS ID ID ID ID ID
Communication Networks MS $21.00 $24.00 $30.00 $115,500 $95,500
Computer Engineering MS $17.50 $27.65 $41.00 $104,000 $103,800
Computer Science MS $16.00 $35.67 $65.00 $127,000 $128,400
Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D. $16.00 $40.50 $60.00 ID ID
Construction Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Criminal Justice MS ID ID ID ID ID
Cybersecurity Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Cybersecurity MS $18.00 $32.93 $54.00 $110,000 $113,800
Data Science MS $17.00 $32.96 $100.00 $115,500 $111,700
Dietetics and Nutrition MS ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical Engineering MS $16.50 $31.50 $50.00 $92,000 $96,500
Engineering Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Engineering Psychology Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS $19.50 $33.29 $48.00 $80,000 $77,300
Experimental Psychology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Film and Animation MFA $16.50 $16.50 $16.50 ID ID
Finance MS ID ID ID ID ID
Fine Arts Studio MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Furniture Design MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Game Design and Development MS $16.20 $23.37 $32.00 $125,000 $103,300
Glass MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Global Supply Chain Management MS $20.00 $23.25 $26.00 ID ID
Health and Well-Being Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Care Finance Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Health Care Interpretation MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Informatics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Systems Management MS ID ID ID $87,000 $84,100
Hospitality Business Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Human-Computer Interaction MS $16.00 $26.42 $40.86 $84,000 $91,000
Imaging Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Imaging Science Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Industrial and Systems Engineering MS $17.62 $27.14 $36.40 $78,000 $81,000
Industrial Design MFA $15.00 $27.17 $40.00 ID ID
Information Technology and Analytics MS $17.00 $21.67 $25.00 $85,000 $81,400
Integrative Design MS ID ID ID ID ID
Lean Six Sigma Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS $17.00 $26.59 $39.38 $80,000 $83,900
Manufacturing Leadership MS ID ID ID ID ID
Materials Science and Engineering Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Materials Science and Engineering MS ID ID ID $77,000 $79,400
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical Engineering ME $23.00 $32.95 $43.27 $78,000 $79,300
Mechanical Engineering MS ID ID ID ID ID
Media Arts and Technology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Metals and Jewelry Design MFA $25.00 $28.13 $31.25 ID ID
Microelectronic Engineering MS $23.00 $36.20 $52.00 ID ID
Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Non-toxic Printmaking Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Organizational Leadership and Innovation MS ID ID ID ID ID
Packaging Science MS $20.00 $27.96 $48.00 $77,800 $75,600
Photography and Related Media MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Physics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Physics Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Print and Graphic Media Science MS $15.00 $19.67 $22.00 ID ID
Product Development MS ID ID ID ID ID
Professional Studies MS ID ID ID ID ID
Project Management Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Project Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Science, Technology and Public Policy MS ID ID ID $75,000 $72,700
Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS ID ID ID ID ID
Software Engineering MS $18.00 $30.88 $45.00 $85,000 $95,200
Sustainability Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Sustainable Systems MS ID ID ID ID ID
Technology Entrepreneurship Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS ID ID ID ID ID
Vibrations Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST ID ID ID ID ID
Visual Communication Design MFA $15.00 $27.10 $56.00 $106,000 $99,400
Web Development Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID
Workplace Learning and Instruction Adv. Cert. ID ID ID ID ID