What will I learn?

Electro-optics and photonics technology is changing the way we see the world by rapidly revising the way we use and interact with technology. You can lead that change.

We are at the forefront of electro-optics and photonics research because we are one of the first universities to develop electro-optics and photonics programs, and we are strongly supported by government and industry. We have 20 dedicated labs to support your work.

Our master's degree is a 30-hour program, and our Ph.D. program is typically 60 additional hours. In both programs, you have the opportunity to work with the industry's brightest thought leaders and scholars.

As a student in the University of Dayton's Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics programs, you will help shape the evolving face of technology.

Plan of Study

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

Three semester hours of a technical elective

EOP 510 for thesis option or EOP 598 in the case of a non-thesis option.

Six semester hours (EOP 599) of thesis work in the case of a thesis, or six semester hours of approved technical electives for a non-thesis option

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $955 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022


School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 565 ,

300 College Park,



45469, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In addition to a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, applicants should have exposure to a variety of research and analytical or critical methods during their undergraduate studies. Applicants should have earned a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

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.