Professional Studies MS
May 8, 2023
Graduates find their niche with RIT’s School of Individualized Study
Thousands of RIT students are graduating this week with majors including engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, business, and fine arts. But more than 250 graduates are also receiving customized bachelor’s and master’s degrees from RIT’s School of Individualized Study, which allows students a flexible education pathway of their choosing.
May 24, 2022
Parents of deaf children can more easily learn sign language thanks to powerful tech collaboration
The Center on Access Technology at NTID, in partnership with Google and Georgia Institute of Technology, is creating PopSign, a mobile app that will enable parents of deaf children to more easily learn American Sign Language.
November 2, 2021
RIT to celebrate military service with Veterans Day Breakfast on Nov. 11
RIT's annual Veterans Day Breakfast returns this year featuring a keynote address by RIT alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and active member of the military, Thomas L. Peeples ’94, ’03 MS.
May 19, 2021
Fulbright Research scholar Tyler Pugeda to study investigative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
Tyler Pugeda, a master’s student with concentrations in cell biology and healthcare entrepreneurship in RIT’s School of Individualized Study, will travel to Germany in September to fulfill the requirements of his Fulbright Research award. Using post-mortem human brains afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, Pugeda will investigate treatments to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
May 10, 2021
RIT’s first two Davitt Scholars set to graduate with clear visions for how to impact the world
Unique Fair-Smith and Tymoni Correa-Buntley are the first two recipients of the Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship and are both set to graduate with their master’s degrees this weekend.
March 16, 2021
RIT and edX launch universal credit pathway to break down barriers to graduate education
RIT is teaming up with the nonprofit online learning platform edX to create a universal pathway to credit, making it easier and less expensive for people to earn a master’s degree. With this new model, RIT is the first university to enable edX learners to apply any of the 63 MicroMasters programs toward a Master of Science—specifically, RIT’s customizable professional studies master’s degree program.
February 21, 2021
Dubai student's game-changing innovation for the deaf
The Khaleej Times features JayShaud Potter '19 (applied arts and sciences), a professional studies and MBA student, and his Smart Pillow invention.
October 14, 2020
RIT alumna leads U.S. Election Assistance Commission during unique election
Mona Harrington ’08 MS (professional studies) was appointed executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in June 2020. As leader of the EAC, Harrington has revamped the agency and spearheaded a series of initiatives to ensure COVID-19 and cybersecurity challenges don’t harm the election process.
February 14, 2020
Scholarship makes grad school possible
The Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship was established with a $500,000 gift to RIT by Mark and Maureen Davitt to help graduates from the Rochester City School District pursue advanced degrees.
November 7, 2019
RIT names six new members to its board of trustees
RIT appointed six new members to its board of trustees. The appointments were announced at the Nov. 7 board meeting.
June 10, 2019
Saunders College names Optimax president, CEO as 2019 Vanden Brul Award recipients
Michael Mandina, president of Optimax, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business. The award is given to entrepreneurial leaders in the greater Rochester region who have developed a business that has improved the local or regional economy or whose innovative management skills have changed the course of an existing business.
May 15, 2019
How RIT and UR are enabling more students to pursue ideas and individualized studies
The Rochester Beacon interviews Jim Hall, dean of University Studies and the executive director of the School of Individualized Study.