Certificate in Biophotonics

A student points to tissue imaging on a monitor at the Optical Diagnostics for Diseased and Engineered Tissues (ODDET) Lab.

The certificate program in biophotonics encompasses the essential areas of this emerging industry, including the design, engineering, and use of optical tools for diagnostics and therapeutics, and more. The program is administered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering with additional support from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Data Intensive Studies Center.

As a student in the program, you will engage with a rigorous curriculum taught by exceptional faculty members across the School of Engineering. Coursework includes biological systems analysis, nanophotonics, digital signal processing, and more.

Who Should Apply?

The certificate program is open to students with at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or health science. The program provides individuals with a skillset to pursue more advanced studies in bio/nano photonics or careers in various biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. With this certificate, graduates can contribute to advances in optical technologies for commercialization, research and development, and beyond.

Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply the certificate courses toward a Tufts master's degree in biophotonics.

Current students in a Tufts MS program must formally apply for a certificate program, and be admitted at least two semesters before completing their primary graduate degree program, in order to be eligible to receive a concurrent certificate.  Please see the SOE Graduate Handbook for additional information about this policy.