12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Optical Sciences (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona is designed for working professionals with bachelor’s, master's or doctoral degrees who would like to supplement their practical knowledge with formal coursework. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

To meet the needs of both employers and employees within the optics industry, the Wyant College of Optical Sciences offers an innovative academic program that can be completed entirely by distance learning, entirely on campus or in any combination of the two.

The program’s rich variety of classes allows students the opportunity to explore the broad fundamentals of optical sciences or to choose courses of particular relevance to their immediate needs.

Students’ goals, options and commitments may change over time, so the college allows students interested in the M.S. in Optical Sciences (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona to apply their 15 units from the Graduate Certificate program toward the requirements of the higher degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Certificate students at the College of Optical Sciences must complete five three-unit graduate courses with a grade of B or better, for a total of 15 units of OSC graduate credit. 
  • The Graduate Certificate program requires continuous enrollment in at least one unit. F-1 student visas cannot be issued for graduate certficate programs. International applicants have the option of being an online student or can attend on-campus if in possession of another visa type that allows study (e.g. H-1B).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: August 1 (on-campus) / August 15 (online)
  • Spring: December 10

International Applicants:

  • Fall: August 15 (online only)
  • Spring: December 10 


15 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

A 3.0 GPA is required for admissions to University of Arizona graduate programs.  A TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international students. Certificate applicants should have an academic or work background in optics, physics, or engineering.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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