Imaging Science, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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The Imaging Science program of Rochester Institute of Technology prepares students for research positions in the imaging industry or in the application of various imaging modalities to problems in engineering and science.


The Imaging Science program of Rochester Institute of Technology integrates engineering, math, physics, computer science, and psychology to understand and develop imaging systems and technology. You’ll explore the creation and interpretation of image forming systems that are used in a broad range of applications from environmental forecasting and remote sensing to the analysis of the physical properties of radiation-sensitive materials. The masters in imaging science is geared towards advancing and broadening the skills of professionals working in the imaging industry.

Plan of study

All students must earn 30 credit hours as a graduate student. The curriculum is a combination of required core courses in imaging science, elective courses appropriate for the candidate’s background and interests, and either a research thesis or graduate paper/project. Students must enroll in either the research thesis or graduate paper/project option at the beginning of their studies. 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, computer vision, and digital image processing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar
  • Fourier Methods for Imaging
  • Radiometry
  • The Human Visual System
  • Optics for Imaging
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline: January 15, Rolling thereafter


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online graduate application. Refer to Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements for information on application deadlines, entry terms, and more.
  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    54176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 24 months.

online option - $1,129 per credit hour 

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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