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9 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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
01 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Université Jean Monnet - Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
Saint-Étienne, France +3 More

Two-year scientific Erasmus+ Joint Master’s Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied color science, in various cutting-edge ... +

Two-year scientific Erasmus+ Joint Master’s Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied color science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics, and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, agro-food). The two areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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BAUMAN Moscow State Technical University
Moscow, Russia

At the Department of "Laser and Optoelectronic Systems" (RL-2) MSTU. N.E. Bauman is training specialists to work on the creation and operation of laser and optoelectronic devi ... +

At the Department of "Laser and Optoelectronic Systems" (RL-2) MSTU. N.E. Bauman is training specialists to work on the creation and operation of laser and optoelectronic devices, as well as integrated technical systems for various purposes, incorporating optoelectronic devices. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Russian
Campus
 
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 .... -
Master
Full-time
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva, Israel

The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century ... +

The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics
Orlando, USA

The Master of Science in Optics and Photonics program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields. ... +

The Master of Science in Optics and Photonics program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields. The program is interdisciplinary and combines optical science and engineering. The College of Optics and Photonics offers an interdisciplinary graduate program in optical science and engineering leading to a Master of Science in Optics and Photonics. The college has grown rapidly and now has 55 faculty members and faculty with joint appointments, 41 research scientists, and 148 graduate students with research activities covering all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers. Research expenditures are over $10 million annually, with over 20 percent of the funding coming from industrial partners, illustrating the effectiveness of the commitment to partnerships that is a foundational value of the COP. Research activities cover all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers, and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), and the Townes Laser Institute (TLI) are integral parts of the College. Current research areas include linear and nonlinear guided-wave optics and devices, high-speed photonic telecommunications, fiber optic fabrication, fiber optic communications, solid-state laser development, nonlinear optics, laser-induced damage, quantum-well optoelectronics, quantum optics, photonic information processing, infrared systems, optical diagnostics, optical system design, image analysis, virtual reality, medical imaging, diffractive optics, optical crystal growth and characterization, high-intensity lasers, X-ray optics, EUV sources, optical glasses, laser materials processing, free-electron lasers, and light-matter interaction. -
MSc
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
01 Jul 2021
Campus
 
BAUMAN Moscow State Technical University
Moscow, Russia

At the Department of "Laser and Optoelectronic Systems" (RL-2) MSTU. N.E. Bauman is training specialists to work on the creation and operation of laser and optoelectronic devi ... +

At the Department of "Laser and Optoelectronic Systems" (RL-2) MSTU. N.E. Bauman is training specialists to work on the creation and operation of laser and optoelectronic devices, as well as integrated technical systems for various purposes, incorporating optoelectronic devices. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Russian
Campus
 

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