Microelectronics - Photonics

University of Arkansas

12 months
28042 USD/year
28042 USD/year
10036 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 The M.S. in Microelectronics - Photonics at University of Arkansas is an interdisciplinary graduate program designed to expand a student's knowledge beyond the boundaries of traditional departmental based graduate programs.


The Microelectronics - Photonics program offered by University of Arkansas  offers students the opportunity to participate in cross-departmental research, to take applications-intensive classes from multiple engineering and science departments, and to develop workplace productivity skills in a simulated industrial environment.

Microelectronics-Photonics is the study of micro to nano scale materials, processes, and devices for applications including: electronic circuits and components; sensors (electromechanical, physical, chemical and biological sensors); and light generation, detection, emission, and manipulation. This research space between traditional departmental-based programs is where science and engineering converge.

Graduates with M.S. in Microelectronics - Photonics from University of Arkansas will be able to:

  • better understand microelectronic-photonic materials; the creation of high-performance, miniaturized devices and systems made from these materials;
  • understand the economics that affect successful introduction of these devices and systems into industry and the community.


Our program prepares students for careers in the development and manufacturing of micro- to nanoscale materials, processing, and devices in such industries as biosensing, photonics, telecommunications, microelectronics, and MEMs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering
  • Research Commercialization
  • Product Development Process
  • Design of Experiments
  • Proposal Writing and Management
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Special Problems in Microelectronics-Photonics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours of academic coursework OR a 3.0 cumulative grade average. 
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10036 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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