12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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Vision Science graduate students at The University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree are part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and guided by faculty from several academic disciplines spanning multiple schools and departments including optometry, ophthalmology, neurobiology, neurology, psychology etc.


Key Features 

The Vision Science graduate program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is organized into four basic themes: ocular biology, systems neuroscience, biomedical optics and patient-based vision research. The program also offers a combined clinical degree (OD/MS) which prepares students for a career that combines clinical practice with vision science research.

Education and training in vision science can open the door to successful careers in teaching, industry, clinical research and discovery, public policy or law. Graduates of the program include tenured professors, associate deans of research in colleges of optometry, physicians and associate directors of leading pharmaceutical companies.

Programme Structure


  • Vision Related Literature Review
  • Optics and Imaging - Optical properties of the eye
  • Ocular Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry
  • Biology and Pathology of the Posterior Segment
  • Visual Neuroscience
  • Ocular Surface Journal Club

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Citizenship/Immigration Documents
  • Application Fee
  • English Proficiency Exams
  • Transcripts and Proof of Degree
  • Official Test Scores
  • Additional Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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