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Leverage your MichiganX Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters® Program Certificate
It’s easy to apply your MicroMasters program certificate toward a graduate degree from RIT. The master of science in professional studies is within your reach and can be completed online or on-campus.
Employers are looking for multi-skilled professionals
Today’s employers in high-demand fields aren’t looking for leaders who are specialists. They need professionals with a breadth of experience, skills, and education to fit a newer, more versatile mold. In fact, the World Economic Forum recommends advanced education that builds a broad, multidisciplinary—not specialized—skill set to best prepare for the jobs of the future.
Earn an accelerated, customized graduate degree
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.
Learners who successfully complete a verified MicroMasters program certificate and are accepted to RIT will be awarded up to 9 credits (depending on the program) toward select graduate degree programs at RIT, resulting in a lower-cost and accelerated master’s degree.
* Credits awarded for MicroMasters program completion may vary by program.
You may apply credit from two MicroMasters programs toward this degree as long as one is an RITx MicroMasters program.
Connect with an advisor
You will work with an advisor to choose one or two additional areas of study.
Complete your courses
You need only complete the remaining courses you choose with your advisor, plus a capstone project to earn a more affordable and accelerated degree.
For questions about edX MicroMasters programs, you may contact edX directly. For questions about RIT’s MS degree in Professional Studies, you can schedule a virtual advising session, or contact us directly.