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


  • One-day thesis defense on-campus required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in optics, engineering, physics, mathematics or a related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission