MS in Lighting: Introduction
The Master of Science in Lighting is the premier master's level graduate degree offered in the field of lighting. This 48-credit, two-year, multidisciplinary degree allows students to work closely with faculty at the LRC to study the various disciplines involved in lighting research. The two-year program allows for a comprehensive, "hands-on" study of lighting which culminates in a thesis project in the second year during which each student studies a particular area of interest in-depth directly with a faculty advisor. Course content and curriculum in the MS in Lighting is continually updated to include the latest advances in lighting research, technology, and design to assure that students receive an education on the "cutting edge" of lighting.
|Examining LED arrays in the
LRC's LED life-testing lab
The MS in Lighting is geared toward students who wish to gain a broad education in lighting research and design while working closely with LRC faculty. Students who receive scholarships in the MS in Lighting program will work as research assistants at the LRC, allowing them to participate in a variety of research and design projects over the two years of the program.
Students completing the MS in Lighting degree can consider continuing on to further study in the Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting, or other Ph.D. degree options, to prepare for university and/or advanced research careers.
The Master of Science in Lighting is designed for students who:
- Come from a wide range of backgrounds
- May or may not have practical experience in the field of lighting
- Want to participate in a multidisciplinary educational program in lighting
- Are interested in learning about and gaining practical experience in lighting research
- Have the desire to undertake their own unique research project under the guidance of an LRC faculty advisor
Graduates with a Master of Science in Lighting degree can go on to careers in the lighting industry or the lighting design field with a firm foundation of knowledge in all areas of lighting.