M.Sc. On Campus

Vision Science

New England College of Optometry

24 months
42592 USD/year
42592 USD/year
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The MS degree program at New England College of Optometry 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 Vision Science program at New England College of Optometry 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.

Why Neco ? 

At New England College of Optometry, we prepare future doctors for the complexities of practicing in the real world by providing students with great professional experiences. Whether it be through comprehensive patient care in team-based health delivery models, intense cultural immersion within our extensive clinical network, research focused on improving patients’ lives, or debating public policy for eye care, we are educating and preparing the future leaders of the profession. Throughout their education, our students make an immediate and lasting impact on the community while serving their patients.

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




36 SCH

36.25 credit hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    42592 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42592 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42592 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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