Professional Programs

We enable working professionals and learners to lead change in an evolving job market with in-demand, high-quality content and programs.

RITx professional programs

RITx offerings and programs are low-cost, open-scale offerings and programs developed and taught by RIT faculty on the edX online learning platform. Tackling subjects from communication and leadership skills to data literacy to project management and cybersecurity and more, these offerings were built based on real-time needs of employers and industries around the world.

Professional certificates

RITx Professional Certificate programs are a series of competency-focused offerings designed to enhance professional skills and boost your resume. In these programs you’ll find mastery of concentrated skills, competencies, and subject areas to enhance your knowledge and your marketability.


Pathway to credit programs

RITx MicroMasters® programs are a series of career-focused, master’s-level online offerings resulting in a certificate recognized by employers and higher education institutions. You will gain in-demand skills and knowledge to immediately apply to your job today and advance your career moving forward. These programs also offer a pathway to credit toward certain master’s degree programs at RIT.


Stackable credentials

At RIT you can shape your future with a customized, interdisciplinary degree. With the master of science in professional studies, you design your degree by choosing multiple fields of study to reflect—and create—your career direction. You will pursue two to three strategic areas of study, also known as concentrations, with faculty distinguished in those fields. Related work experience, certifications, nontraditional education, and other credentials may be eligible for credit toward your degree which can reduce costs significantly. We also offer lower-cost pathways to credit for select graduate and undergraduate degrees.

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Undergraduate degree completion

We believe anyone with the desire to learn should be able to pursue a college degree. Up to ¾ of all jobs are now requiring a bachelor’s degree, yet only 59% of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree graduate in 6 years. Whether you have some college credits, or none yet, we can help, offering a fully online, flexible, and customizable bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science.

The online bachelor of science in applied arts and science degree is ideal for students who would like to combine different disciplines, or topic areas tailored to their goals and interests. This program is also ideal for students who may have prior college learning, and would like to change or expand their previous major to finish their undergraduate degree.

We understand that not everyone takes the same path toward a degree. Related work experience, certifications, nontraditional education, and other credentials may be eligible for credit toward your degree which can reduce costs and time-to-completion significantly.

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Tuition aid for dislocated workers

If you live in the Rochester area and have been dislocated from your job due to economic or business conditions, RIT can help. An RIT grant supports the Professional Re-Employment Education Program (PREP) to assist qualified workers who have lost their jobs to pursue graduate courses at RIT.

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