12 months
Duration
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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About

The Optical Sciences - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona is designed for current exceptional Bachelor of Science in Optical Sciences and Engineering (BSOSE) students planning to continue their studies and research in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ graduate M.S. program. 

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Overview

 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. 

Department

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic/international

  • 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) 

Language

English

Credits

35 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3.5
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.
Required

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.
79
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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