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7 Masters Programs in Optics

Some people choose to earn a master’s degree after earning their undergraduate degree. A prerequisite to doctorates, master’s degrees often provide better opportunities for those who earn them. The degree typically takes between one and three years to complete. What is a Master in Optics? Students who decide to obtain a master’s degree in optics learn about the behavior of light,… Read more

Some people choose to earn a master’s degree after earning their undergraduate degree. A prerequisite to doctorates, master’s degrees often provide better opportunities for those who earn them. The degree typically takes between one and three years to complete.

What is a Master in Optics? Students who decide to obtain a master’s degree in optics learn about the behavior of light, sight and the properties of deflection and transmission. Some common courses that students may take while earning the degree include optical wave propagation, laser engineering, geometric optics and imaging systems, and integrated photonics. Some programs require a research report or thesis to graduate.

A degree in optics often teaches students a wide range of skills that may lead to better job opportunities and pay, such as expert knowledge in nanophotonics and spectroscopy. Many learn how to diagnose medical issues and diseases as well as how to utilize telecommunications in homeland security. The program also may teach skills that individuals can use outside of their career, such as better communication.

Students who wish to earn a postgraduate degree in optics often find that the cost varies. Some countries charge more for education, and each learning institution also charges its own price. In addition, some students will choose longer programs and therefore pay more.

A master’s degree in optics can lead to a range of career options. Students may become technical managers or engineers. In addition to medical and biomedical technology, graduates may choose to work in fiber optics and communications, manufacturing, consumer technology or hardware design. Universities, research centers and hospitals are common places to find employment, although small and large companies and government agencies often have positions as well.

Some students choose to attend university online to create more flexible opportunities. Those who wish to attend a physical location can find optics programs in universities around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Students are trained to do research and development in the field of laser and fiber optic systems. Skills to carry out research in the field of info-communications and to deve ... +

Students are trained to do research and development in the field of laser and fiber optic systems. Skills to carry out research in the field of info-communications and to develop advanced optical communication systems are given. Practical skills are obtained during the research works. -
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2 years
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University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics
Orlando, USA

The MS degree having concentrations in Optics and/or Photonics, require 30 graduate credit hours. With a fully ONLINE option now available, our M.S. in Optics and Photonics is ... +

The MS degree having concentrations in Optics and/or Photonics, require 30 graduate credit hours. With a fully ONLINE option now available, our M.S. in Optics and Photonics is a flexible degree designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering or related fields. Taught by world-renowned experts at UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics, the program offers students an in-depth curriculum that covers topics including electromagnetics, physical optics, lasers, optoelectronics, fiber optics, imaging, and more. -
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1350 - 1500 hours
English
Aug 2023
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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Aimed, not exclusively, at: graduates and graduates in Optics and Optometry; graduates and graduates in Physical, Chemical or Mathematical Sciences; Engineers, Architects and ... +

Aimed, not exclusively, at: graduates and graduates in Optics and Optometry; graduates and graduates in Physical, Chemical or Mathematical Sciences; Engineers, Architects and Engineering graduates. -
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2 semesters
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BAUMAN Moscow State Technical University
Moscow, Russia

Graduates of the master's program conduct research in the field of optical technology, mathematical modeling of processes and objects, develop functional and structural diagra ... +

Graduates of the master's program conduct research in the field of optical technology, mathematical modeling of processes and objects, develop functional and structural diagrams at the level of nodes and elements of optical, optoelectronic and laser technology. The main task of undergraduates is to carry out commissioning, tuning, adjustment and experimental testing of certain types of optical devices and systems in laboratory conditions and at facilities, as well as to analyze the efficiency of functioning of electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems. Training of scientific and engineering personnel is carried out on the basis of specialized educational and scientific laboratories "Laser-optical systems", "Optical-holographic systems" and REC "Photonics and infrared technology". The laboratories are equipped with modern research equipment from the best world manufacturers. -
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2 years
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Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Harbin, China

This Optical Engineering discipline is Master degree conferring site, there are 3 professors, 2 doctor tutors and 1 master tutors. Though the discipline was granted the right ... +

This Optical Engineering discipline is Master degree conferring site, there are 3 professors, 2 doctor tutors and 1 master tutors. Though the discipline was granted the right of conferring M.E until .... -
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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The program is tailored to BSc graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of physics and who are looking to pursue a research career within a university, industrial or resea ... +

The program is tailored to BSc graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of physics and who are looking to pursue a research career within a university, industrial or research laboratory. Along with lecture courses, the program pays great attention to the work of students in research groups working in promising areas of modern physics: nanostructures and nanostructured materials, condensed matter physics, physics of advanced materials possessing unique properties. -
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2 years
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BAUMAN Moscow State Technical University
Moscow, Russia

In the last decade, the main research work of the department is aimed at substantiating the scientific principles and technical ways of constructing laser vision systems with ... +

In the last decade, the main research work of the department is aimed at substantiating the scientific principles and technical ways of constructing laser vision systems with pulsed illumination, vision systems for mobile robots, laser and optoelectronic systems for monitoring the natural environment, holographic optoelectronic devices for recording and reading encoded optical images using rainbow holograms. -
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