Vision Science

New England College of Optometry

24 months
41756 USD/year
41756 USD/year
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The MS degree program is designed for candidates who wish to earn the master of science in vision science degree without enrolling in the College’s four year program.


Qualified candidates must have a college level background in science or a professional degree. The MS degree is usually completed in two years.

The MS program features graduate-level courses, seminars, an original research project, and completion of a thesis with a thesis defense. The program is designed to develop the analytical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to be a successful scientist. The program emphasizes research in an area of vision science that is determined by the student’s interests and the expertise of the graduate faculty.

Students accepted into the MS program receive a broad background in vision science and strong training in research. The program provides graduates with enhanced career opportunities and skills that enable them to contribute new knowledge to the field, help them assess new scientific developments relevant to optometry and vision science, and enables them to be more competitive for residencies and academic or industry positions following graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Optics
  • Advanced Visual Sensation and Perception
  • Laboratory Research Survey
  • Cell Biology, Histology, and Ocular Anatomy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA or BS degree. 
  • Optometric Admissions Test (OAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE general) scores. 
  • An admissions essay detailing the candidate’s interests in the MS program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41756 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    41756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41756 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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