Graduates should expect to find unusually comprehensive career options available to them: They may lead, found, or make vital contributions to national or international academic institutions, research facilities or companies, or they may write revolutionary texts, advise U.S. presidents and agencies, make breakthroughs in fundamental science, contribute to NASA’s space program, develop critical defense technologies, innovate unprecedented advances in communications and entertainment, or devise lifesaving medical diagnostics.
Ph.D. students begin by taking a series of core courses designed to provide them with a solid background in optics. As they progress, they gain firm foundations in math and physics, statistics, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, quantum optics, and solid-state optics. The balance of coursework is flexible, and students will have the opportunity to explore all of the possibilities that interest them.
The centerpiece of a Optical Sciences program from University of Arizona is research leading to a dissertation, where students demonstrate a capacity for research resulting in an original contribution to scientific knowledge or engineering in Optical Sciences. As students progress, mentored by OSC faculty members, they will pass a series of oral and written exams culminating in the final Ph.D. dissertation defense.
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- Electromagnetic Waves
- Geometrical Optics
- Optical Design and Instrumentation
- Optical Physics and Lasers
- Quantum Optics
- Diffraction and Interferometry
- Physical Optics
- Solid-State Optics
- Imaging Physics and Devices
- Optical Properties of Solids
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- 66 months
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- 3.0 GPA or higher
- GRE general test
- TOEFL or IELTS for international students
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Updated CV
- Unofficial transcripts during time of application/official transcript when admitted
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 66 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 66 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 66 months.
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