Optics: Introduction

Effective September 1, 2019, the Collaborative Specialization in Optics has closed.

​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Electrical and Computer Engineering—MASc
Materials Science and Engineering—MASc


The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Master's Specialization in Optics. The collaborative specialization focuses on the study of optics, photonics, and the interaction of light and matter. Optics is a truly multidisciplinary field, crossing the boundaries between pure and applied science. The collaborative specialization allows students to explore these multidisciplinary aspects.

Students who wish to participate in the collaborative specialization must be admitted to both a master's program in one of the collaborating graduate units mentioned above and the collaborative specialization. Submit an application form, available from the collaborative specialization office (the Institute for Optical Sciences); normal deadlines for application to the School of Graduate Studies apply. Students who have already been admitted to a master's program in a home graduate unit may apply to the collaborative specialization within the first month of their program.

Upon successful completion of the master's degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Optics” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.optics.utoronto.ca
Email: eistrate@optics.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-1804
Fax: (416) 978-3936

Collaborative Master's Specialization in Optics
Institute for Optical Sciences
University of Toronto
Suite 331, 60 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7

Optics: Courses

IOS 1500H Selected Topics in Optics

See also full course listings in the Departments of:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering