Master of Science in Photonic Communications Engineering
University of Arizona

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Photonic Communications Engineering program prepares students for modern photonic engineering challenges with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and industrial relevance.  The core curriculum includes systems-level engineering, marketplace demand, and the technology commercialization process with course material in leadership dynamics, technology management, ethical professionalism, and communication.  Required courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods for Optics and Photonics
  • Solid-State Optics
  • Photonics 
  • Optical Physics and Lasers 
  • Optical Communications Systems

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

  • One-day thesis defense on-campus required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in optics, engineering, physics, mathematics or a related field