M.Sc. On Campus

OD and MS Dual Degree

New England College of Optometry

48 months
42592 USD/year
42592 USD/year
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Designed for optometry students who wish to earn a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree while studying for the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. The OD and MS Dual Degree program is offered by New England College of Optometry.


The dual OD and MS Dual Degree at New England College of Optometry is completed within the time frame of the four-year OD degree program and involves modifications to the course sequence in the OD curriculum.

The MS portion of the program features graduate-level courses, seminars, an original research project, and completion of a thesis with a thesis defense. The MS 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 your interests and the expertise of our graduate faculty.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 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
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42592 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    42592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42592 USD per year during 48 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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