Who Should Apply | Vision Science

The degree is open to students who have a bachelor's degree or greater and meet the undergraduate prerequisite requirements.

Those with Bachelor's Degrees

People with a BS degree and interested in vision science or vision health

  • The Master of Science in Vision Science program will most likely interest those trained in optometry, biology, psychology, physics, computer science or a related field. It may also appeal to those who are aspiring to be leaders in a patient care, academic, or industrial setting. The enhanced education and research skills will prepare the individual for success in those environments. (Generally 2 years)

Those with OD Degrees or in an OD Program

  • Current students of Pacific University College of Optometry
    • Students may pursue OD and MS degrees concurrently. The best application time in the Spring semester of the first year of OD study.
  • Graduates of an ACOE accredited professional optometry degree program
    • Students with an OD degree may complete all degree requirements within one year (three semesters) of study
  • Both the OD/MS dual degree program and the post-OD graduate program help bridge the gap between the scientific research and clinical practice, and make one a better clinician and a better researcher

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