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Graduate Education

MS in Lighting: Curriculum

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Lighting contains both classroom-based courses and practical experiences in lighting research and design. The 30-credit program is taken over two semesters of study, culminating in a master's project in the second semester, completed under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The chart below lists the courses taken as part of the program.

Click on each course title to see a description of the course.
Fall Spring
Lighting Design Lighting Leadership Seminar
Human Factors in Lighting Lighting Workshop
The Physics of Light Light and Health
Lighting Technologies and Applications Master's Project


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