Vision Science, Master | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Welcome to Vision Science Graduate Studies at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo.


Academic excellence is at the heart of the School of Optometry & Vision Science at University of Waterloo. This quality starts with its award-winning faculty. 

Key Features 

  • Our professors are recognized both nationally and internationally for their research and teaching. Some of the world's most renowned research initiatives concerning the eye are underway here, such as the development of an in vitro ocular toxicity assay. 
  • You will have the opportunity to work with the faculty behind many important initiatives. While studying in Vision Science, you will play a vital role in making our program one of the best Vision Research institutions in North America and beyond.

Programme Structure

Students in the vision science graduate program at uWaterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Healthcare, education and delivery
  • Neurosciences
  • Ocular biology and pathophysiology
  • Technology and optics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The program is open to students with at least a 75% standing (or equivalent international level) in the last two years of:

  • An Optometry or Vision Science program.
  • An honors BSc (or BEng) (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the proposed studies.
  • An honors degree (or equivalent) in a health-related program.
  • An honors degree (or equivalent) with additional training or experience in a relevant field.
  • Three academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25, IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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