Master of Science
Your background in physics, chemistry, mathematics, imaging science, computer
science, psychology, physiology, textiles, graphic or fine art, or any discipline relating to the
quantitative description of color makes you a candidate for the master of science degree in
The curriculum was developed to give a broad exposure to the
field of color and affords you the unique opportunity to specialize in an area appropriate
for your background and interest. This is accomplished through the core courses, elective
courses, and the research thesis or project. As a color scientist, you will address problems
in the measurement, production, formulation, reproduction, and perception of color. The
degree program is flexible and can be taken as a full-time or part-time student.
The only graduate program in color science.
This program is the only graduate program in the country devoted to color science.
The program revolves around the activities of the
Munsell Color Science Laboratory at CIS,
the preeminent academic laboratory in the country devoted to color science.
Questions? More information can be found on the
RIT Graduate Enrollment Services site. That department also has
a form for questions on registration and enrollment.
For specific questions about course content and research, please contact Dr. Roy Berns, Graduate Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, (585) 475-2230.
You can also view the CIS Graduate Handbook, and the
MS Color Student Handbook (470KB PDF).