News RIT now accepts all edX MicroMasters towards its MS Degree in Professional Studies

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All edX MicroMasters® programs can now be applied towards the Master of Science in Professional Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with the newly launched universal online credit pathway. This pathway is designed to "break down barriers to graduate learning" and give MicroMasters program learners the option to earn an accelerated, customized graduate degree online.

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.

RIT’s MS degree in Professional Studies is designed for students that want to create an individualized plan of study tailored to their personal and professional goals. The degree offers students the opportunity to draw on more than 24 areas of study from RIT to create an interdisciplinary curriculum tailored to their goals.

“When we launched MicroMasters programs in 2016, we transformed the way that people think about earning an advanced degree by breaking the Master’s degree into modular pieces for the first time,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and Founder. “Now, with RIT’s collaboration, we are once again making it simpler and more accessible for learners to get a master’s degree that combines a variety of skill sets and disciplines, and positions them for success in the job market.”

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