The educational goal of GIPO is to provide quality education to students who will work in photonics- and optoelectronics-related areas in the future. The training emphasizes not only fundamental knowledge, but also the most updated technologies. GIPO offers more than fifty graduate-level elective courses relevant to photonics. GIPO participates in university-wide teaching evaluations to ensure competitive course quality.
In the Master’s program, at least 24 credits of major course work are required. Students are also asked to submit their theses under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an oral examination on their thesis work for receiving the degree.
In the Ph.D. program, at least 18 credits of major course work are required. In addition, students are asked to pass the qualifying examination, submit a dissertation under the supervision of a faculty member, and pass an oral examination on their research work before the degree is awarded.