M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Optics

Delaware State University

24 months
948 USD/credit 14220 USD/year
948 USD/credit 14220 USD/year
430 USD/credit 6450 USD/year
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The Applied Optics program of Delaware State University houses one of the region’s premier research facilities in applied optics — the Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA).


Students in the Applied Optics program of Delaware State University collaborate directly with CREOSA researchers, who conduct groundbreaking work in areas such as

  • laser spectroscopy
  • atomic and molecular optics
  • optical interferometry
  • biophotonics
  • nanophotonics
  • data mining

In this unusually robust research environment, Master’s candidates work with faculty on team-based projects, while designing and executing independent, self-directed research. The program culminates in a research thesis and oral defense.

Professional Preparation

Master’s degree candidates at Delaware State University engage in a full range of activities to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, and/or the nonprofit sector. These include

  • conducting independent research
  • working with state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation
  • developing professional networks with other academic researchers
  • establishing contacts with potential employers in industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Optics
  • Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Principles of Lasers & Optical Devices
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Modern Laser Spectroscopic Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application and a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Letters of recommendation
  • For all graduate programs, official scores on the GRE, GMAT, MAT
  • Foreign applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exams, students can enroll in Delaware State University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
  • International applicants must provide WES or ECE evaluated transcripts 60 days prior to enrollment noting completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 948 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 948 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 430 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Dover

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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