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An analysis of the UCF Optics Ph.D. curriculum
Author(s): David J. Hagan

Paper Abstract

Graduate degrees specializing in optics have been offered at the University of Central Florida since 1987, with stand-alone Optics degrees being offered since 1998. In 2002, the Optics Ph.D. core was radically changed to allow students to take the PhD qualifying examination earlier in their studies, while still providing a broad and rigorous grounding in optics. This involved the creation of several new courses. We describe how this new system has worked over the first three years. We also discuss results of a study on how well typical admission criteria such as GRE exam results, grade point average, etc. predict student performance in our program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96640T (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207717
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David J. Hagan, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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