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Imaging Science MS

RIT’s master’s in imaging science can further your understanding of the development and implementation of imaging systems–knowledge that can be applied to a variety of areas, including remote sensing, environmental science, and more.

Program skills

Students receive a solid background in Calculus, Statistics, Linear Mathematics, Programming, Physics, and Optics as well as an understanding of imaging systems and the comprehensive interactions of system components. Advanced courses in optics, radiometry, color science, imaging systems analysis, digital image processing, detectors, and computer vision are provided to students. Students are exposed to the state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and research experiences and opportunities. Students are adept at technical writing, oral presentation, and production of technical videos. A senior research project in which the student works individually with a faculty member is required.

Program facilities equipment

The Center for Imaging Science was established at RIT to meet the growing need in government and industry for scientists with a broad understanding of imaging and imaging systems. The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is housed in a facility of approximately 75,000 square feet. The Center includes several fully equipped laboratories, including labs in visual perception, digital imaging and remote sensing, and optics. In addition, RIT is home to several other world-class laboratories in related fields that are available to Imaging Science students for use in independent research or capstone projects.

Program job titles reported

Satellite Applications and Research Scientist; Machine Learning/Deep Learning Engineer; Research Programmer; System Engineer; Image Scientist; Camera Component Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Aptiva Imaging, Boeing, CACI, General Electric, Google, L3 Harris, Hewlett-Packard, Hover Inc., Integrity Applications Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lexmark, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MITRE, Motorola Mobility LLC, NASA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NVIDIA, EagleView, LLC, Ricoh Print Production, Sandia National Labs, Science Applications International Corp., Sherwin Williams, Technicolor, The Aerospace Corporation, Valspar, Vencore, Xerox.

100%

Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

85.70%

Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 16.70%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 16.70%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT science and math education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete science and math co-ops and gain real-world experience that sets you apart. Co-ops in the College of Science include cooperative education and internship experiences in industry and health care settings, as well as research in an academic, industry, or national lab. These are not only possible at RIT, but are passionately encouraged.

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires..

National Labs Career Fair

Hosted by RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, the National Labs Career Fair is an annual event that brings representatives to campus from the United States’ federally funded research and development labs. These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Students are invited to attend the career fair to network with lab professionals, learn about opportunities, and interview for co-ops, internships, research positions, and full-time employment.