The Master of Science in Print Media program offers students an opportunity to explore new areas of research in the graphic communications industry. The School of Media Sciences faculty and curriculum focus on establishing quality and efficiencies in the business, technology, and processes in graphic communications.
Our Recent Graduate Research
- Investigation of Digital Printing Variation in a Production Environment
- A Conjoint Analysis of Reader Preference for the Layout of Tablet Editions of Magazines
- Color Managing for Papers Containing Optical Brightening Agents
- Packaging Print Buyer Willingness to Trade off Image Quality for Environmental Benefits
Master’s of Science in Print Media Curriculum
Required Courses and Electives
The MS Print Media program requires a minimum of 36 credits. Along with three semesters of course work, each student completes research and a written thesis. The Graduate Director works with the students to customize their electives in a way that will lead them into thesis research and prepare them in their prospective career path.
This course allows the student to continue thesis research on a topic relevant to the graphic arts industry. Topic must be approved by a committee compromising graduate faculty and an advisor.
Print Media Electives
In addition to the Print Media Electives, students have four open elective spots for research courses across RIT. Students can take graduate elective courses from a variety of disciplines at RIT such as business, packaging, engineering, imaging science and communications.
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Official undergraduate transcript
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal statement of educational objectives
Internet Based: 80+
Paper Based 550+
The MS Print Media program accepts students in both Fall and Spring semesters. Below is a sample timeline for Fall acceptance into the program.
Apply by April 1
Acceptance notifications by April 30
Tuition deposit by May 15
Opportunities for Financial Support
Financial assistance is available through graduate assistantships, scholarships, and industry scholarships. Our goal is to support the School of Media Sciences’ graduate students with up to 50% tuition benefits through a combination of scholarship and graduate assistantships using the following financial vehicles:
- Institute Scholarship
- Gannett Graduate Scholarship
- Miller Graduate Scholarship
- Cary Graduate Scholarship
- Graduate Assistantships
and learn how to apply here!