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Program description

Color Science PhD

Through this PhD, students will gain a multidisciplinary education, exploring physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, neuroscience and psychology and their relationship to our perception of color. Students will look at how color is used in a vast number of fields from medical data visualization to computer graphics, color printing to motion picture.

Students will take a combination of required and elective courses depending on their area of interest. They will also submit a research project and a research dissertation within their second year of study.

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Admission requirements

In order to apply for this program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor degree from an accredited university*
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit the following:
    • Scores from Graduate Record Examination
    • Official transcripts of previously complted undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement of educational objectives
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Participate in an on-campus interview
  • Complete a graduate application

International students

Those whose first language is not English must submit&;their TEFL or IELTS scores. To learn about the minimum language requirements for this course, fill out an information request form and someone from RIT will be in touch.

*Candidates who wish to enter the program, but lack adequate preparation, might be required to complete undergraduate foundation courses in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and general science before matriculating with graduate status.

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Tuition fees

To learn about the cost of this Color Science&;PhD, fill out an information request and someone from RIT will be in touch.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, kindly visit our university website.


Graduates of this program will receive a PhD in Color Science.

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About this institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a privately endowed, coeducational university made up of more than 19,000 students and from all 50 states and over 100 nations.  RIT’s main campus is located in Rochester, NY, USA, which is approximately 350...

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Why study at Rochester Institute of Technology

You should consider RIT for your graduate study because: it has cutting-edge academic programs, outstanding faculty, and first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities; offers unmatched experiential education programs including co-op; has an excellent reputation and rankings; offers generous financial aid to graduate students; delivers a high return on investment; has an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus; provides a diverse student population, and makes a well-connected network of 135,000 alumni available to graduates.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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