Master of Science in Optical Sciences
University of Arizona

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Optical Sciences program prepares students to enter exciting and challenging careers as engineers, designers, or technical managers.  There is no core curriculum, allowing students considerable freedom in planning their study programs, and they can choose between a thesis option and a non-thesis option.  Graduates are prepared to work in hardware design, medical and biomedical technology, lasers and electro-optical systems, fiber optics and communications, measurements, manufacturing and consumer technology.  Students also have the foundation needed to continue their educations in the doctoral program.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Arizona is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires two laboratory courses. Not all lab options are offered online. One laboratory may be waived with department approval.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in optics, engineering, physics, mathematics or a related field