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University of Rochester

Institute of Optics

Rochester, NY

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Overview

University of Rochester / Institute of Optics is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

191
Applied
97
Accepted
42
Enrolled
51%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume/curriculum vitae

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 620
TOEFL IBT score: 105
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7.2

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

129
Total Graduate Students
52%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.88%
Black or African American 2.33%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.1%
Unknown 3.88%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomedical optics, fibers and optical communication, image science and systems, nanooptics and nanophotonics, optical engineering and design
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
16,214,453

Location & Contact

Address 480 Intercampus Drive, River Campus
Rochester, NY  14627
United States
Contact Scott Carney
Director of the Institute of Optiocs; Professor
Email: scott.carney@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-274-0113

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