“ It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. ”
- Konrad Lorenz

MS in Photonics


Master of Science Degree in Photonics 


The main objective of Queens College Photonics program, leading to Master of Science degree, is to prepare graduates for immediate employment in highly rewarding (both intellectually and financially) positions in photonics/optics related industries. In this innovative two-year program, designed for people interested in technological applications of Physics, students receive rigorous academic training in photonics and related disciplines while gaining additional workplace skills, which are in high demand by employers. These skills are developed by engaging students in extensive lab work, individually and as team members, developing their understanding of basic business practices and economic aspects of modern high-tech firms by including into curriculum a course in economics and industrial internships, providing them with additional opportunities to improve their oral and written communication skills.

" Preparing your students for corporate jobs will benefit both them and their prospective employers.  Building business acumen and operational capabilities in technical talent will make them highly marketable candidates for jobs!"

- Carrie Kochek,
Director of Human Resources Business Partner at Verizon

 This fully accredited program has also been certified by the Council of Graduate Schools as a Professional Science Master's (PSM) program.  To learn more about PSM's follow this link or click on the PSM logo on the top of the page.

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Photonics is the area of applied physics and technology which studies and exploits properties of light. More and more technologies rely on light to control machines, record and transfer information, provide security and perform multiple other tasks. The ever increasing role of photonics in our social and economic life is reflected in the recent development of the National Photonic Initiative (NPI) (www.lightourfuture.org) – an alliance of industry, academia, and government seeking to increase awareness of photonics.