HOME MS Program
The Hybrid Optics Master’s Education (HOME) program offers the world-renowned Institute of Optics MS, taking advantage of the best remote-learning practice and a special in person component crafted to meet the needs of busy professionals.Learn More
Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in optics or optical engineering.
We emphasize collaboration and collegiality in our master’s and doctoral programs.
Research includes quantum optics, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, and more.
Institute of Optics expands graduate recruitment amid soaring national demand
Two new awards will help the University of Rochester address a pressing need for highly trained PhD graduates and prepare a more diverse pipeline of optics professionals.Continue Reading
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Industrial Associates Program
The IA Program provides training and informational benefits to participating companies and allows the Institute to learn more about industry needs and concerns. This exchange improves our partners’ ability to use modern optical technology while increasing our ability to educate individuals to assume key roles within their companies.
New Quantum Center
Center for Quantum Electrodynamics for Selective Transformations (QuEST)
QuEST is an interdisciplinary team exploring creative strategies to enable new chemical reactivities beyond the traditional paradigm of chemistry by utilizing quantum light-matter interactions between molecules and radiation inside an optical cavity.Learn More
Why Study at the Institute of Optics?
We are committed to giving you the education, mentoring, and tools to thrive in this growing field. Our graduates go on to careers at major universities, industrial and governmental labs, top companies, or their own business.
The average starting salary for the Institute of Optics class of 2021 was $76,146.