Leverage your Algorithms & Data Structures MicroMasters® Program Credential
It’s easy to apply your UC San DiegoX MicroMasters® program credential in Algorithms and Data Structures toward a graduate degree from RIT! The online Master of Science degree in Professional Studies is within your reach and can be completed online or on-campus.

Shape your future with a multidisciplinary degree. 

Today’s employers in high-demand fields aren’t looking for leaders who are specialists. They need professionals with a breadth of experience, skills, and education to fit a newer, more versatile mold. In fact, the World Economic Forum recommends advanced education that builds a broad, multidisciplinary—not specialized—skill set to best prepare for the jobs of 2020 and beyond.

Accelerate your customized degree.

With RIT’s master of science in professional studies, you customize your degree by choosing multiple fields of study to reflect—and create—your career direction. Combine your talents, interests, traditional or alternative higher education, work experience, and career goals to create a meaningful master’s degree highly regarded by industry and academia.

You will be awarded 12 credits for your MicroMasters® program credential toward the master of science in professional studies at RIT. You need only complete an introduction to the degree course, five courses of your choosing, plus a capstone project to earn an accelerated degree.

Here are just some of the subject areas to choose from:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Product Development
  • Information Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Business Management
  • Service Leadership
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Network Security & Systems Administration
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Technical Communications
  • Sustainability

Explore stackable credentials.

With RIT’s master of science in professional studies, you may assemble a series of traditional degree-based and/or nontraditional credentials (certifications, licenses, badges, and more) that recognize achievements and provide an accurate assessment of your knowledge, skills and abilities. The more you accumulate, the more you increase your portfolio of knowledge toward a degree. It's important to speak to one of our advisors to discuss the differences in what credentials should be stacked and why.

Why RIT?

RIT supports flexible education pathways to meet the needs of 21st century global learners. We prepare students for tomorrow’s diverse marketplace by providing multidisciplinary education opportunities to build hybrid skill sets.

  • Ability to study on campus or online and receive the same prestigious degree
  • Rigorous, accredited degree programs developed to meet employer demand
  • Ranked among top 100 universities in United States by US News & World Report
  • 95% job placement rate

How to get started.

When you are ready to apply, in order to be considered for admission to RIT, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, and your UC San DiegoX Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters® program certificate (requires a B or equivalent).
  • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams.

Let’s talk.

An advisor from RIT would be delighted to answer your questions and discuss how you can apply your MicroMasters® program credential towards a master’s degree in professional studies. Contact us today!