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What will I learn?

Receive an advanced degree in Electro-Optics and Photonics and be at the heart of new technologies in telecommunications, medicine and manufacturing.

The University of Dayton's Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics challenges you with courses that are complemented by unparalleled research opportunities, including a laser radar curriculum through our Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) — we offer cutting-edge research opportunities.

Plan of Study

An M.S. degree in electro-optics or equivalent is required to be considered for admission into the EOP Ph.D. program.

A minimum of 90 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree including:

21 semester hours of core courses in electro-optics including EOP 500, EOP 501, EOP 502, EOP 505, EOP 506, EOP 513, EOP 514, EOP 541L, EOP 542L* and EOP 543L*, or equivalent

6 semester hours of approved graduate mathematics courses

12 semester hours of approved 600-level electro-optics courses

30 semester hours (EOP 699) of doctoral dissertation in electro-optics

12 semester hours of technical electives

EOP 610

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (90 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree; 60 semester hours beyond the EO M.S. degree or equivalent)

Tuition fees
USD $1,040 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023


School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 565 ,

300 College Park,



45469, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An international student seeking admission to any graduate program must have completed a minimum of 16 years of education, including the earned equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

For international students

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in Electro-Optics, a student must have received an M.S. degree in Electro-Optics or equivalent. Only the most promising students with a graduate GPA of 3.5 out of 4, or higher, or equivalent, may be admitted.

TOEFL - A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based (IB) test or 550 on the paper-based test is required for full admission, IELTS - A minimum band score of 6.5 is required for full admission, PTE - A minimum score of 60 is required for full admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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