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Imaging Science MS

A 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.).

75%

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 83.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 17.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 17.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

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.

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for imaging majors.