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Graduate Education at the LRC

The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is now recruiting students interested in a graduate education in lighting for the Fall 2024 cohort. The Master of Science is a two-semester, multidisciplinary, 30-credit program that immerses students in lighting research, technology, human factors, application, and design culminated by an original project under the guidance of faculty.

Led by Dr. N. Narendran, LRC Director of Research and Graduate Education, students will have the opportunity to work closely with world-class lighting faculty and meet lighting industry leaders. Classes include:

Fall Semester:

Lighting Design: LGHT 4230, 4 credits

Human Factors in Lighting: LGHT 4840, 4 credits

Physics of Light + Lab: LGHT 6830, 3 credits + LGHT 6835, 1 credit

Master's Project: LGHT 6980, 3 credits

Spring Semester:

Lighting Technologies & Applications: LGHT 4770, 4 credits

Lighting Workshop: LGHT 6760, 4 credits

Lighting Leadership Seminar: LGHT 6780, 4 credits

Master's Project: LGHT 6980, 3 credits

Our graduates have gone on to work in high-level careers at lighting design firms, technology and manufacturing companies, and government, as well as to Ph.D. research programs and medical school. A few of these companies include:

For more information, see the Graduate Education in Lighting website.

Or contact Jean Paul Freyssinier,

Download the Lighting MS Degree Flyer PDF.


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