UR and RIT create joint degree

As published in the Campus Times

UR and the Rochester Institute of Technology have decided to join forces with the formation of a new joint master degree in medical informatics.

The new degree brings together the strengths of the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry and RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Both schools are nationally recognized for their extensive research in medicine and computer science, respectively.

“The new joint degree program between UR and RIT represents the best kind of collaboration,” provost and executive vice president Ralph Kuncl said in a UR Medical Center press release. “It is a meeting of the minds between two programs with complementary missions in an area which itself represents a blend of information science, computer science and health care.”

The University and RIT have been discussing the joint degree for the past five years.

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