edX Pathways to Credit

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Crushing the barriers to getting a graduate degree from RIT

Leverage your edX MicroMasters® program certificate toward a master of science in professional studies.

Earn an accelerated, customized graduate degree

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With RIT’s master of science in professional studies, you customize your degree by choosing more than one discipline, or field of study, to reflect—and create—your career direction.
You may combine your MicroMasters program certificate, talents, interests, work experience, and career goals to create a meaningful master’s degree highly regarded by industry and academia.

How it Works

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Learn on edX
Successfully complete and earn an edX MicroMasters program certificate—earn a B or equivalent on all courses in the MicroMasters program.

Apply to RIT
You can apply to RIT even before you’ve finished your MicroMasters program. In fact, the earlier you apply and get connected with an advisor, the better!

Pursue the MS degree in Professional Studies
Once you’re accepted into the program, you will be awarded credit for your MicroMasters program certificate* toward the Professional Studies master’s degree.

Watch your career soar
The depth and breadth of interdisciplinary skills you gain in this program will set you up for higher-paying and high-growth careers.

Upon successful completion of the MicroMasters program certificate and acceptance to RIT, you may be awarded up to 9* credits toward the Professional Studies MS degree.

* Credits awarded for MicroMasters program completion may vary by program.

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Limitless opportunity

Here are just some of the subject areas you may choose to study at RIT to serve as an area of concentration.

  •  Marketing
  •  Finance
  •  Applied Statistics
  •  Data Analytics
  •  Product Development
  •  Information Technology
  •  Lean Six Sigma
  •  Logistics
  •  Project Management
  •  Business Management
  •  Service Leadership
  •  Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  •  Network Security & Systems Administration
  •  Industrial & Systems Engineering
  •  Technical Communications
  •  Sustainability

How to Get Started

When you are ready to apply, you will complete the online application and demonstrate these requirements:

Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Cumulative GPA
Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Official Transcripts
Submit (in English) for all completed undergraduate, graduate study, and MicroMasters program certificate (requires a at least a B on all courses in the MicroMasters program).

English Language Aptitude
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exams required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English.

Let’s Talk

For questions about edX MicroMasters programs, you may contact edX directly. For questions about how to leverage your MicroMasters toward a degree from RIT, contact us directly.

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