Electro-Optics (M.S., Ph.D.)

Electro-optics and photonics technology is changing the way we see the world by rapidly revising the way we use and interact with technology. You can lead that change.

We are at the forefront of electro-optics and photonics research because we are one of the first universities to develop electro-optics and photonics programs, and we are strongly supported by government and industry.We have 20 dedicated labs to support your work.

Our master's degree is a 30-hour program, and our Ph.D. program is typically 60 additional hours. In both programs, you have the opportunity to work with the industry's brightest thought leaders and scholars.

As a student in the University of Dayton's Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics programs, you will help shape the evolving face of technology.

M.S. Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electro-optics and photonics 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.

Additional Information
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.

Admission Resources

Ph.D. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in Electro-Optics, a student must have received an M.S. degree in Electro-Optics or equivalent. Applicants to the electro-optics and photonics 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.

Additional Information
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.

Admission Resources