Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

One-year Master's Program at the LRC
By Keith Toomey
Get an LRC master's in lighting in nine months

Leap frog to the top of the lighting profession. In less than one year, you can return to your profession armed with a Master of Science degree from the nation’s oldest technological university. The two-semester program is conducted at the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting.

The Master of Science in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting fully immerses students in the best lighting education available. It is ideal for professionals either currently working in or wishing to pursue careers in the lighting industry or design fields but are not able to leave their jobs for two years or more to further their education.

The MS in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting is a nine-month, 30-credit degree. Students from a variety of disciplines are able to pursue a multidisciplinary graduate degree related to lighting practice. The program exposes students to a wide range of topics within lighting, including the physics of light, lighting technology, human factors, design, and application.

The degree includes 24 credits of formal course work taken over two semesters and a six-credit culminating master's project completed under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Students who become interested in research while completing the program can consider continuing on in the Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences program and can apply their credits toward that degree.

The Master of Science in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting is designed for students who

For more information about Rensselaer’s lighting degree programs, contact Dan Frering, manager of education, at 518-687-7149, or frerid@rpi.edu.

About the LRC

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. Founded in 1988, the Lighting Research Center has built an international reputation as a trusted and reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. Its mission is to advance the effective use of light and create a positive legacy of change for society and the environment.


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