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Ph.D. On Campus

Optical Sciences

The University of Arizona

66 months
Duration
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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About

The Optical Sciences program from University of Arizona prepares students for extraordinary opportunities in a fast-changing, high-tech world.

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Overview

Key Features

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 66 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

72 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 66 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 66 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 66 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.

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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