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Master of Science in Sustainable Systems
Students in the MS degree in sustainable systems will develop an understanding of basic sustainability principles and have the expertise to analyze and solve complex sustainability issues.
The program focuses on developing sustainable production systems, which create goods and services using processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources; support economic viability; and ensure health and safety for workers, communities, and consumers.
Course work and research occur at a systems level and are interdisciplinary. This approach ensures that production changes are positive and impactful industry wide.
Plan of study
Students must complete 24 credit hours of course work plus a 6 credit hour thesis or capstone project.
Full-time students may complete the degree in one year (two semesters plus one summer term).
Students may choose one of the following tracks:
Students also may create additional tracks using elective courses (selected in consultation with an adviser) from a variety of courses offered by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability or any RIT college.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.
# of Credits Required: 30
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.
Locale: Large Suburb