Admissions


Optical Science and Engineering


The Admissions Committee begins reviewing completed applications on the following schedule:

For Admission to Fall Term: March 1st
For Admission to Spring Term: October 1st

Highest consideration for assistantships and tuition funding is given to applications complete with all supporting documentation before those dates.

Ph.D. Program Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants seeking admission into the Optical Science and Engineering Ph.D. program must fulfill the university’s general requirements for graduate admission at the Ph.D. level. Additional requirements for admission into the program are:

  • A baccalaureate or master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Optics, or a related field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.2 (A= 4.0) in the major. In the case a candidate presents a master’s degree at application, a minimum graduate GPA of 3.2 (A = 4.0) on all graduate work is required.
  • A minimum combined score of 301 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE revised General Test.
  • Positive letters of recommendation.
  • Students may be required to take undergraduate courses determined by the Interdisciplinary Optics Program Committee on an individual basis.  Such courses will be specified at the time of admission into the program.

MS Program Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants seeking admission into the Optical Science and Engineering M.S. program must fulfill the University’s general requirements for graduate admission at the Master’s level.  Additional requirements for admission into the program are:

  • A baccalaureate or master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Optics, Computer Science, or a related field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 (A = 4.0) in the major.
  • A minimum combined score of 293 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE revised General Test.
  • Positive letters of recommendation.
  • Students may be required to take undergraduate courses determined by the Optics Program Committee on an individual basis.  Such courses will be specified at the time of admission into the program.

 

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For more information about the OSE Programs please send an email to Mark Clayton mclayton@uncc.edu