In as few as five years, a student can complete both the Bachelor of Science in Optical Sciences and Engineering (B.S. OSE) and the Master of Science in Optical Sciences degrees. This Optical Sciences - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona is not open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from another institution. The AMP is designed to be a terminal Master’s degree, which means a student’s educational program is typically done at the completion of their M.S. studies.
A number of employers in the optics industry seek students with M.S. degrees in optics from the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. The AMP degree does such in one additional year by using the already extensive optics knowledge students have obtained as a B.S. OSE student. It provides outstanding students with additional training and experience for extended job opportunities, potential leadership positions upon graduation, experience in advanced laboratories, and opportunities in state-of-the-art research.
The mission of the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences is to provide the state of Arizona and the nation with an internationally pre-eminent program in education, research and outreach in all aspects of the science and application of light.
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- Fundamentals of Applied Optics Lab
- Fundamentals of Physical Optics Lab
- Lasers and Solid-State Devices Lab
- Mathematical Optics Lab
- Optical Testing Lab
- Optical Specifications, Fabrication and Testing Lab
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Pre-Application: May 15th of junior year in B.S. in OSE program
- Formal Graduate College Application: June 15th of junior year in B.S. in OSE pprogram (if student successfully completes the Pre-Application)
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- Have declared Optical Sciences and Engineering as a major at UA
- Complete Pre-Application with College of Optical Sciences
- Completion of at least 12 earned undergraduate credits with 3.5 GPA in Optical Sciences (OPTI) courses at the University of Arizona’s main campus and a minimum cumulative UA GPA of 3.5 for all undergraduate coursework.
- Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours is required at the time of pre-application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours is required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.5 upon completion of 90 units, the student is not admitted into the program. Courses taken for Audit are not included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.
- Two or more letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Updated CV
- Unofficial transcripts at the time of application/official transcripts if admitted
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International20126 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National20126 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State11938 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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