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MS in Imaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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Program description

MS in Imaging Science

The Master of Science degree in imaging science from Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to prepare participants for research positions in the imaging industry or in the application of various imaging modalities to problems in engineering and science.

This imaging science degree includes formal course-work in 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.

Participants of the imaging science master will have the opportunity to select technical electives from other courses offered in imaging science, color science, engineering, computer science, science, and mathematics.

The program can be completed on a full- or a part-time basis. Some courses are available online, specifically in the areas of color science, remote sensing, medical imaging, and digital image processing.

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Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the imaging science degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 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 a one- to two-page statement of educational objectives,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate or graduate course work,
  • Submit letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or research capabilities,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (requirement may be waived for those not seeking funding from the Center for Imaging Science), and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) are required. Students may also submit scores from the International English Language Testing System. The minimum IELTS score is 7.0. International students who are interested in applying for a teaching or research assistantship are advised to obtain as high a TOEFL or IELTS score as possible. These applicants also are encouraged to take the Test of Spoken English in order to be considered for financial assistance.

Applicants seeking financial assistance from the center must have all application documents submitted to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services by January 15 for the next academic year.

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Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

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Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Science in Imaging Science.

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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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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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