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Professional Studies MS

A professional studies master’s degree that provides you with flexibility and independence to craft an individualized graduate program unique to your interests and career aspirations.

Program skills

The program requires the completion of 33 credit hours and can be completed through full- or part-time study. Students begin their studies with Contexts and Trends, the program’s foundation course. Throughout this course students explore their personal career objectives and research RIT’s portfolio of graduate programs to identify courses that best match their professional and personal goals. Students create two or three concentrations that make up their required course work for the degree program. Each concentration is a selection of courses drawn from existing RIT graduate programs and can range from 9 to 15 credit hours.

Select program hiring partners

ALC Environmental, Ball Aerospace, CoBot Systems, Expedia Group, Radware, Rochester Institute of Technology - NTID, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester Midland Corporation, Sorenson Communications, Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Wisconsin School for the Deaf


  • Advertising, PR, and Marketing

  • Higher Education

  • Internet and Software

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Automotive

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Hotels and Accommodation

  • Tourism


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.).


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%