Advance your education with the LRC
The LRC offers three graduate degree options in lighting, a one and two year Master of Science, and a Ph.D. Our graduates are in high demand, with a 100% job placement rate. Scholarships are available. In addition, we offer distance learning and customized outreach education programs, including short courses, seminars, intensive training programs, and satellite video conferences. We have many educational resources available free of charge on our Web site, including a primer on the basic principles of light, an interactive tutorial on photo sensors, and a glossary of lighting terms.
As part of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Lighting Research Center offers the world's only university-accredited M.S. in lighting degree programs as well as a Ph.D. program. Graduates of the two-year program are in high demand, enjoying a 100% job placement rate. A newer one-year program is ideal for lighting professionals who want to concentrate in the field of design. This one-year degree also includes a concentration in product innovation and development for those interested in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. And, the Ph.D. program is a multidisciplinary degree; it is the highest degree in lighting. Many scholarships are available to students.
Life Sciences in Lighting
Over the past twenty years, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) has been conducting ground-breaking research into the biological, physiological, and psychological aspects of light. Now there is an educational program that brings all of this knowledge together into a single specialty in life sciences in lighting. The LRC is making available a limited number of paid summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students from the life sciences. Selected students will participate in an intensive, eight-week education and research program focused on the impact of light and lighting on human health, well-being, alertness, mood, productivity, and other areas within the life sciences.
In addition to our graduate degree program, we offer a number of courses and seminars to practicing professionals and others interested in improving their knowledge of lighting. These customized educational offerings include short courses, seminars, and satellite video broadcasts. We can arrange outreach education events to take place at our headquarters in Troy, New York, or at your site.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Education
Head, Graduate Program in Lighting
Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
21 Union Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA
Phone (518) 687-7149
Fax (518) 687-7120