Note that the MRSD program is primarily a professional master’s degree, intended to provide a mix of technical and business training to better prepare students for careers in the business or start-up environment. The MRSD program should not be viewed as a preparatory degree program for a Ph.D. program, but rather as a stand-alone degree program for those primarily interested in a professional career track.
Admission to the MRSD program does not in any way signify admission to other RI graduate programs. Each of RI’s graduate programs (M.S., MRSD, MS-RT, Ph.D.) are separate and have their own admission criteria, selection processes and admission decisions. Students are welcome to apply for the RI Ph.D. degree program at any point in their career.