12 months
50961 USD/year
50961 USD/year
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The Physics and Optical Engineering Department offers a terminal master's degree in Optical Engineering which prepares students for jobs in industry. 


A bachelor of science in science or engineering is required for admission to this program. The program of study from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology includes five core courses in Optical Engineering, four elective courses, a thesis project, and an oral thesis defense. 


  • The thesis project will, as far as possible, address a "real-world" problem that would be of mutual interest to an industrial sponsor, the student, and the student's advisory committee chairperson. 
  • Normally, it takes a student five quarters to complete the requirements for the M.S. (Optical Engineering) degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Optics
  • Special Topics in Optics 
  • Optical Systems Design 
  • Fourier Optics & Applications 
  • Electro Optics and Applications
  • Optical Metrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • Official College Transcript(s)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement 
  • Official GRE Score Report
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Terre Haute

911 - 1475 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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