Master of Science in Imaging Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Imaging Science program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in science or engineering and provides important preparation for positions in research in the imaging industry or in the application of various imaging modalities to problems in engineering and science.  The curriculum emphasizes a systems approach to the study of imaging science.  Coursework includes consideration of the physical properties of radiation-sensitive materials and processes, the applications of physical and geometrical optics to electro-optical systems, the mathematical evaluation of image forming systems, digital image processing, and the statistical characterization of noise and system performance.


  • 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

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education