A program that focuses on the scientific study of light energy, including its structure, properties and behavior under different conditions. Includes instruction in wave theory, wave mechanics, electromagnetic theory, physical optics, geometric optics, quantum theory of light, photon detecting, laser theory, wall and beam properties, chaotic light, non-linear optics, harmonic generation, optical systems theory, and applications to engineering problems.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||University of Arizona||81||1%||$25,179|
|3||University of Rochester||13||0%||$61,340|
|4||University of New Mexico-Main Campus||11||0%||$20,094|
|5||University of North Carolina at Charlotte||6||0%||$19,080|
|6||Delaware State University||2||0%||$21,581|
|7||University of California-Davis||2||0%||$33,066|
|8||Washington State University||1||0%||$27,697|
|9||Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management||1||0%||N/A|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Optics/Optical Sciences program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.