Physics

Optical Science and Engineering (MS)

The Master of Science in Optical Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program involving primarily five science and engineering departments and two centers (Departments of Physics & Optical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science; the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications; and the Center for Precision Metrology). The Program educates scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology.

Optical Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Optical Science and Engineering is interdisciplinary, involving primarily five science and engineering departments and two centers (Departments of Physics & Optical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science; the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications; and the Center for Precision Metrology). The purpose of the program is to educate scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology.

Physics (applied) (MS)

The Applied Physics concentration is excellent preparation for those planning to continue their education through the Ph.D., either in physics or an engineering field, or for a career as an instructor in a two-year college. Students electing the thesis option will be well qualified for employment in industry or in a research laboratory. The Applied Optics concentration is designed for students intending to pursue a career in optics fields such as optoelectronics, optical communications, optical metrology, etc. This concentration would also be excellent preparation for those planning to continue their education through the Ph.D. in optics.

Precision Metrology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Precision Metrology provides graduate students and professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in dimensional metrology theory and application beyond the undergraduate level and "bench experience." Students will be introduced to topics directly related to dimensional metrology and its application in industrial settings. These advanced course topics will, together, provide students with broader knowledge of the field of metrology and exposure to advanced techniques in dimensional measurement and analysis of data.