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Salary and Career Info

Print and Graphic Media Science MS

A media science degree that explores how technology and innovation are changing the graphic communications industry.

Program skills

Graduate programs in the department of graphic media science and technology prepare students for management positions in many aspects of graphic communications industry: Commercial printers; digital and website publishers; design studios; advertising and marketing agencies and specialized print houses; suppliers of machinery, equipment, and paper: all of these segments actively recruit graduates. Jobs are typically in technical and product management, research and development, production or manufacturing management, sales, administrative special assignments, training and many other technology-oriented leadership positions.

Program facilities equipment

At least 14 labs with over $40 million in up-to-date equipment are available for student coursework and research. Students quickly become accustomed to the latest in print and packaging pre-press, digital composition and publishing, electronically controlled presses, digital printing, content management, imaging systems, bindery equipment, color management technologies, computerized estimating systems, and emerging technologies including AR and VR systems, and more. Our computer laboratories feature the latest software packages and input and output devices used by the graphic communications industry for traditional and new media production.

Program job titles

Account Executive; Application Specialist / Systems Engineer; Customer Service Representative; Digital Services Specialist; Estimator; Marketing and Communications Coordinator; Pre-Press Technician; Print Production Manager; Publishing Coordinator; Quality Management

Select program hiring partners

Apple; ColorDynamics; Flower City Printing; Hammer Packaging; Infinity Marketing Solutions, Inc.; Mercury Print; PAR Government Systems Corporation; Punch Studio;  Quad Graphics; SCG Packaging; Seifert Graphics; Ultraprint Corporation; Wilsonart; Xerox


Outcome Rates for Print and Graphic Media Science MS

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


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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

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.

Co-op is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in print and graphic media science.