Photonics, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Course Requirements 1
Select 3 hours from Electromagnetics:3
Electromagnetic Theory
Electromagnetic Theory
Electromagnetic Radiation
Select 3 hours from Lasers:3
Lasers
Design of Lasers and Systems
Select 6 hours from Optics:6
Design of Optical Systems
Optics
Geometrical Optics
Geometrical Optics
Physical Optics
Physical Optics
Select 3 hours from Quantum Mechanics:3
Quantum Mechanics I
Introductory Quantum Mechanics
Select 12 Hours from Advanced Topics (Optoelectronics, Spectroscopy, Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, Solid State, Photonics Systems, Electromagnetics, Bio/Nano Photonics, and Additional Laboratory Courses12
Ultrafast Optoelectronics
Laser Spectroscopy
Nonlinear Optics
Quantum Optics
Solid State Physics I
Semiconductors I
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Semiconductor Devices
Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation
Electromagnetic Theory
Molecular Biophysics 2
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 2
PHYS/ECEN 68X0 Photonics Lab courses: Topics Vary (Lab)
Microelectronic Fabrication
Select at least one additional elective course.3
Hours Subtotal30
Dissertation 1
PHYS 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)30
Hours Subtotal30
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 72 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Course Requirements 1
Select 3 hours from Electromagnetics:3
Electromagnetic Theory
Electromagnetic Theory
Electromagnetic Radiation
Select 3 hours from Lasers:3
Lasers
Design of Lasers and Systems
Select 6 hours from Optics:6
Design of Optical Systems
Optics
Geometrical Optics
Geometrical Optics
Physical Optics
Physical Optics
Select 3 hours from Quantum Mechanics:3
Quantum Mechanics I
Introductory Quantum Mechanics
Select 12 Hours from Advanced Topics (Optoelectronics, Spectroscopy, Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, Solid State, Photonics Systems, Electromagnetics, Bio/Nano Photonics, and Additional Laboratory Courses12
Ultrafast Optoelectronics
Laser Spectroscopy
Nonlinear Optics
Quantum Optics
Solid State Physics I
Semiconductors I
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Semiconductor Devices
Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation
Electromagnetic Theory
Molecular Biophysics 2
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 2
PHYS/ECEN 68X0 Photonics Lab courses: Topics Vary (Lab)
Microelectronic Fabrication
Select at least one additional elective course.3
Hours Subtotal30
Dissertation 1
PHYS 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)42
Hours Subtotal42
Total Hours72

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval