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Hybrid Optics Master’s Education (HOME) Program

Earn a Master’s of Science in Optics from The University of Rochester’s Hybrid Online Master’s Education (HOME)

  • Closing date: 16 Aug 2021
  • United States | The Institute of Optics
  • Date posted: 10 Jun 2021
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Discipline: Optics, lasers & photonics 

Earn a Master’s of Science in Optics from The University of Rochester’s Hybrid Online Master’s Education (HOME)! The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester now offers a Master’s of Science degree in Optics for remote learners.


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Geared to individuals with a strong STEM foundation who want to work or are already working in the vibrant and growing optics industry.

THE HYBRID OPTICS MASTER’S EDUCATION (HOME) offers the same degree and core curriculum as the standard University of Rochester Optics MS. HOME features an intensive 3-week in-person version of our hands-on MS lab class. The combination of online coursework and in-person practical training maintains the rigor of our traditional MS degree while maximizing flexibility. Accelerate your career with an Optics MS. Apply Now! 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT opportunities at The Institute of Optics have launched thousands of successful careers and scientific discoveries.

  • Students are encouraged to attend the Industrial Associates (IA) Symposiums, which feature an MS Student Showcase, a Company Showcase, hosted interviews, and various networking opportunities.
  • The Institute of Optics maintains robust relationships and a strong reputation with partners in industry and alumni working in Optics and Photonics. As a result, our Optics MS students have enjoyed 100% job placement, often with multiple job offers upon graduation.
  • Optics students are lifelong members of The Institute of Optics and University of Rochester Alumni Network.

THE CURRICULUM includes seven online courses and a three-week in-residence practical experience course.

  • Choose from numerous areas of concentration in which to specialize. 
  • Students will have full access to our rich academic community and extensive campus resources.

ROLLING ADMISSIONS AND FLEXIBLE COURSES allows working professionals to maximize their learning with manageable part-time studies while benefiting from the same curriculum and standards as our full-time MS program.

  • Fellowship and scholarship funds available.
  • Admissions to the HOME is open year-round. For details on the application, please refer to our Application Guidance.

Duration of program

Full time – one year
Part time – two years


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