The Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently announced that it will expand its graduate education programs with the 2004–05 academic year. In addition to its two-year Master of Science in lighting, the organization will offer a one-year master's degree, as well as a doctoral degree in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting. The LRC feels the former will make a lighting degree available to more people, who otherwise would not have time for a two-year program. The PhD program is a response to increased interest in even higher academic credentials than the LRC's masters degree in lighting.