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University of Central Florida

College of Optics and Photonics

Orlando, FL

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Overview

University of Central Florida / College of Optics and Photonics is located in Orlando, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 12
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Departmental qualifying exam, candidacy exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

167
Applied
72
Accepted
27
Enrolled
43%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, goal statement, letters of recommendation, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, goal statement, letters of recommendation, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

142
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.63%
Black or African American 0.7%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.7%
Unknown 1.41%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

50
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 9
Male (46)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Lasers, fiber optics, optoelectronics and integrated photonics, nonlinear and quantum optics, imaging, sensing and display
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4000 Central Florida Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32816
United States
Contact Dr. Bahaa E. Saleh
Dean and Director
Email: besaleh@creol.ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-6817

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