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Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology

University of Miami

12 months
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2213 USD/credit
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About

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is pleased to offer a unique graduate degree, the Master of Science in Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology (MVSIO) at University of Miami. This innovative program is the first of its kind in the world. It offers comprehensive training in ophthalmic translational research, problem-based learning, management, and a skill set, available only at Bascom Palmer.

Overview

The Master of Science in Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology (MVSIO) at University of Miami focuses on science and laboratory research, including the disciplines of electrophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as exposure to ocular clinical details and ocular pathology. It will prepare students for a planned PhD graduate program in vision science and investigative ophthalmology.

In addition, the multidisciplinary program builds management, administrative, and entrepreneurial skills for professionals desiring a vision science-oriented career in startup companies, management of non-profit organizations, academic practices, government regulatory agencies, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Led by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s world-class faculty and supported by leading-edge technology, the MVSIO program opens the door to new career opportunities for medical school graduates, clinicians, and other professionals.

Goals

Consistent with the university's strategic vision, the goals of the programs are:

  • Train Master's students in research and research management skills; and
  • Prepare students for a future PhD-level program in Vision Science and investigative Ophthalmology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the eye
  • Patholophysiology of eye diseases
  • Ocular epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Microbiology and immunology of the eye
  • Clinical ophtalmology update
  • Ocular pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Opthalmic genetics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Vision and optics
  • Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular ophtalmology
  • Lab I: Basic Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology
  • Lab II: Basic and applied optics and Statistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • May 1st - Priority Deadline for Fall Entry

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution must be conferred before the intended start date.
  • Excellent academic record (minimum overall cumulative GPA = 3.0)
  • These Strong letters of recommendation from scientists who know the candidate well
  • Motivation to pursue a state-of-the-art education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2213 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    2213 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2213 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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