Master of Science in Imaging Science
The objective of the program MSc in Imaging Science is to prepare students holding a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering for positions in research in the imaging industry, or in the application of various imaging modalities to problems in engineering and science. Formal coursework includes consideration of the physics and chemistry of radiation-sensitive materials and processes, the applications of physical and geometrical optics to electro-optical systems, the mathematical evaluation of image forming systems, and the statistics of experimental design and quality control.
Technical electives at the graduate level may be selected from courses offered in imaging science, color science, engineering, computer science, science, and mathematics. Both thesis and project options are available. In general, full-time supported students are required to pursue the thesis option, with the project option targeted to part-time students who can demonstrate that they have sufficient practical experience through their professional activities.
Faculty within the Center for Imaging Science supervise thesis research in areas of the physics and chemistry of radiation-sensitive materials and processes, digital image processing, remote sensing, nanoimaging, electro-optical instrumentation, medical imaging, color imaging systems, and astronomical imaging. Interdisciplinary efforts are possible with the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the College of Science.
The degree requirements can be completed on a full- or a part-time basis. An online version of the MS program is available in the areas of color science, remote sensing, medical imaging, and digital image processing.
To be considered for admission to the MS in imaging science, candidates must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Undergraduate studies should include the following: mathematics (through calculus and including differential equations) and a full year of calculus-based physics (including modern physics). It is assumed that students can write a common computer program.
- Submit a one- to two-page statement of educational objectives.
- Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate coursework.
- Letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or research capabilities.
- Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Requirements may be waived for those not seeking a fund from the Center for Imaging Science.
Students whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum TOEFL scores of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer based), or 100 (Internet-based) are required. Students may also submit IELTS scores. The minimum IELTS score is 7.0. Students whose native language is not English are advised to obtain as high a TOEFL or IELTS score as possible if they wish to apply for a teaching or research assistantship. These candidates also are encouraged to take the Test of Spoken English in order to be considered for financial assistance.
Applicants seeking financial assistance from the center must have all application documents submitted to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services by January 15 for the next academic year.
Candidates who wish to enter the program but lack adequate preparation may have to take bridge courses in mathematics, chemistry, or physics before matriculating with graduate status.
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Last updated April 25, 2018