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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

LRC now accepting applications for new graduate programs
Photo: Student examining fluorescent lamp
LRC grad student Joe Canterino works on fluorescent lamp technology.

Students and lighting professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and careers in lighting have two new educational options. The LRC is now accepting applications for the nine-month master’s degree and doctoral degree programs to begin next fall.

“These new options provide flexibility and diversity to meet the needs of any lighting professional who desires further education in the field,” said Dan Frering, LRC manager of education. The master of science in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting is a nine-month, 30-credit degree. This multidisciplinary degree allows professionals currently practicing in the lighting design profession or working in other areas of the lighting industry to take a brief hiatus from their careers to broaden their knowledge of lighting and earn the important credential of a graduate degree. 

The LRC still continues to offer the two-year, 48-credit master of science in lighting for students who are interested in lighting research and who are considering continuing on to additional study at the Ph.D. level. The new Ph.D. in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting gives students the opportunity to conduct concentrated research in a select area of lighting study, while working closely with LRC faculty to develop new knowledge in the ever-expanding field of lighting. 

The LRC’s graduate education Web site has been updated to reflect the new LRC degree offerings. Features of the new site include:

The Web site, as well as the design and development of the curriculum for the new degree options, was generously supported by the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.

For further information about the LRC’s graduate degree programs, please contact Dan Frering ( or 518-687-7100) or request a brochure through the Web site, so that the LRC may send you more details and an application.

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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