12 months
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18482 USD/year
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About

The Optical Science and Engineering program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is interdisciplinary, involving primarily five science and engineering departments and four centers.

Overview

The Optical Science and Engineering program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is administered through the Department of Physics and Optical Science.  The purpose of the program is to educate scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology.

Areas of Study

The program emphasizes basic and applied interdisciplinary education and research in the following specialties of optics:

  • Micro-optics and nanophotonics
  • Fiber and integrated optics
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Biomedical optics
  • Optical interferometry and metrology
  • Optical fabrication
  • Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy
  • Adaptive optics
  • Optical communication
  • Novel light-matter interactions
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical sensors and measurements

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree with non-thesis option in Optical Science and Engineering is awarded for completion of formal coursework and demonstration of competency in the core curriculum.  

The minimum requirement for the M.S. degree with non-thesis option is 32 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.  Each candidate for the M.S. degree with non-thesis option must complete the following and prepare a plan of study detailing how they intend to satisfy the 32 credit hour requirement.

The Master of Science degree in Optical Science and Engineering with thesis option is awarded for completion of scholarly research that advances the knowledge base in the field and is demonstrated by a successful thesis defense.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods of Optical Science and Engineering 
  • Principles of Geometrical Optics
  • Light Sources and Detectors
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optical Properties of Materials
  • Physical Optics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Optics, or a related field
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in the major
  • A minimum combined score of 293 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE revised General Test
  • Students may be required to take undergraduate courses determined by the Interdisciplinary Optics Program Committee on an individual basis
  • UNC Charlotte online application for graduate admission
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score from international applicants whose native language is not English, unless the previous degree was from a country where English is the official language
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to the application
  • A minimum of three letters of reference
  • A Statement of Purpose essay detailing the applicant’s motivation and career goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18482 USD/year
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  • National

    18482 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4338 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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