Master of Engineering in Photonics and Optical Sciences

A master's student performs optical research at Duke University.

Our students train with leaders in the field

Duke’s Master of Engineering in Photonics and Optical Sciences (MEng) is an 18- to 24-month graduate degree program that will deepen your understanding of technology and help you develop the business leadership and management expertise you need to succeed in your career.

The exceptional resources available through the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics make Duke a great choice for graduate studies in photonics and optical sciences.

In the Duke Master of Engineering program, you take specialized technical classes and a core of business leadership and management courses, with a required internship or a project completing the degree.

Duke's Master of Engineering students train with the very best people in the optics field, and pair that classroom experience with an understanding of core business principles. Our graduates have the technical savvy to move discoveries forward and the business skills to shepherd important advances to realization.

Curriculum Summary

Master of Engineering students complete Core Industry Preparatory Courses, an internship, three (3) technical electives (two of which will be selected from similar areas of concentration), and Departmental Requirements including:

  • One (1) advanced mathematics course
  • Two (2) optics/photonics courses
  • One (1) technical optics/photonics course from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and one (1) from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

Earn Your Master's Degree at Duke

Find out more about our master's degree program and apply online at our website dedicated to our Master of Engineering program: