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Optics and Photonics

University of Central Florida

12 months
Duration
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
359 USD/credit 10770 USD/year
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About

The Optics and Photonics program of University of Central Florida is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields.

Overview

The Optics and Photonics program of University of Central Florida is interdisciplinary and combines optical science and engineering.

The College of Optics and Photonics offers an interdisciplinary graduate program in optical science and engineering leading to a Master of Science in Optics and Photonics. The college has grown rapidly and now has 55 faculty members and faculty with joint appointments, 41 research scientists and 148 graduate students with research activities covering all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers. Research expenditures are over $10 million annually, with over 20 percent of the funding coming from industrial partners, illustrating the effectiveness of the commitment to partnerships that is a foundational value of the COP.

Research activities cover all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers, and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), and the Townes Laser Institute (TLI) are integral parts of the College. Current research areas include: linear and nonlinear guided-wave optics and devices, high speed photonic telecommunications, fiber optic fabrication, fiber optic communications, solid state laser development, nonlinear optics, laser-induced damage, quantum-well optoelectronics, quantum optics, photonic information processing, infrared systems, optical diagnostics, optical system design, image analysis, virtual reality, medical imaging, diffractive optics, optical crystal growth and characterization, high intensity lasers, X-ray optics, EUV sources, optical glasses, laser materials processing, free-electron lasers, and light matter interaction.

Tracks

The Optics Track in the Master of Science in Optics and Photonics program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields. The program is interdisciplinary and combines optical science and engineering.

The Photonics Track in the Optics and Photonics MS program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields. The program is interdisciplinary and combines optical science and engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interference and Diffraction
  • Optical Wave Propagation 
  • Laser Engineering
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Optical Systems Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related fields.
  • A GRE score taken is not required for admission to the Optics and Photonics MS program.
  • Goal Statement:  Please choose the Personal Statement option.  Your Personal statement should describe your career goals. Please include why you want to come to CREOL and how the MS will help you achieve your ultimate career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a credential evaluation showing an equivalent bachelor’s degree in the U.S. A course-by-course evaluation must be provided, with a GPA calculation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 359 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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