Electro-Optics

Electro-optics lies at the intersection of engineering and science and is run jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Our program is one of the top five in the nation, and as a student in the master’s degree program, you can expect hands-on training in optics labs and electives spanning a number of technical areas.

In our doctoral program, you can choose from a variety of electro-optics courses and perform extensive research for your dissertation.

Many of our students work side-by-side with government researchers at the Air Force Research Labs as well as companies specializing in optics related to national security.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electro-optics graduate program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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Department of Electro-Optics & Photonics

Fitz Hall 572 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951

937-229-2797 

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