Frontiers in Optics and Photonics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Explore the Interaction of Light and Matter

The on-campus graduate certificate Frontiers in Optics and Photonics gives you the background needed to meet the needs of emerging fields in telecommunication, optical computing, biophotonics, quantum sensing/communication and computing.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Depending on the path you choose, the graduate certificate in Frontiers in Optics and Photonics develops your foundation in integrated photonics, nano optics, computational electromagnetics, quantum optics, optical wave propagation in complex media. This certificate equips you with the basic skills needed to explore advanced applications in telecommunications, biophotonics, quantum computing, sensing, and imaging.


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this certificate program. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Yoke Khin Yap

Graduate Coordinator

Megan Johnson

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.