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Master of Science in Imaging Science

School Details

Founded in 1829, the private not-for-profit RIT initially served as a meeting hall for lectures and a library for the local community. Today, that community has expanded from a main campus in Rochester, NY to include two additional campuses, one in Eastern Europe and the other in Dubai.

RIT offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges:

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • Saunders College of Business
  • B. THomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • College of Science

Realizing that education matters to many working professionals and adult students, RIT’s online program provides a wide array of choices ranging from master’s degrees to associate’s degrees and diploma programs.


  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (undergraduate studies should include the following: mathematics, through calculus and including differential equations; and a full year of calculus-based physics, including modern physics. It is assumed that students can write a common computer program)
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (or evidence of relevant professional performance)
  • A current resume
  • A one- to two-page statement of educational objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • The GRE (requirement may be waived for those not seeking funding from the Center for Imaging Science)
  • A test of English Language aptitude (TOEFL) is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education