EOP Graduate Programs

In our electro-optics program, you can expect hands-on training in three optics labs, a significant choice of electives and the opportunity to compete for graduate co-op research jobs at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, local companies and the state of Ohio. 

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog with overview and courses for the Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy in Electro-Optic programs.


Our challenging courses complement our unparalleled research opportunities, including our laser radar curriculum through our LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI). We offer 20 dedicated electro-optics labs on campus and have access to research and development facilities at the University of Dayton Research Institute, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and local industries to provide you with a path to success. 

Research Centers

Areas of Research

  • Digital and dynamic holography
  • Ladar and free-space optical communications
  • Nanophotonics and metamaterials
  • Optical information processing
  • Polarization engineering
  • Thin-film optical engineering


Department of Electro-Optics & Photonics

Fitz Hall 572 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951