RIT's master's in professional studies provides you with flexibility and independence to craft an individualized graduate program unique to your interests and career aspirations.
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.
Program job titles reported
Alumni Relations Social Media Coordinator; Executive Director; Formulative Chemist; Lecturer - Software Engineering; Regional Sales Manager; Senior Quality Engineer; Software Engineer; Substitute Teacher; Supervisor Sponsored Programs Accounting
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
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Cooperative Education and Internships
Cooperative education and internships are work experience in your field of study. And they set RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. Cooperative education and internships are designed for your success.
Co-op is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in professional studies.